Bhubaneswar, Apr 2 (UNI) Abhimanyu Sethy, younger brother of abducted Jail Superintendent Rabi Narayan Sethy today appealed to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to release his brother from the Maoists.
Jail Superintendent R Sethy was abducted and kept hostage by the armed Naxalites, who raided the small town of R Udayagiri on March 24 last along with the officer-in-charge of police station Ranjan Mallick.
Earlier, Mr Mallick's parents met the Chief Minister and urged him to take necessary steps to release their son.
The two police officials were recently shown by a TV news channel being kept hostage by the Naxalites in a jungle close to the Andhra Pradesh-Orissa border.
Both of them were shown safe under the custody of the Naxalites and asked their family members not to panick as they were being treated well and provided with good food.
However, Abhimanyu today met Mr Patnaik at his residence at Naveen Nivas and requested him to free his brother from the Naxalites.
A upset Abhimanyu told the Chief Minister that ever since his brother was abducted by the Maoists, the family members have stopped taking any food. His brother's wife had almost become bedridden after the abduction.
The jailor's children-three sons and two daughters were also spending sleepless nights after the incident and anxiously waiting for their father's release.
Abhimanyu said the Chief Minister had told him to have patience as the government was exploring all possible means for the safe release of the two police officers.
Meanwhile, the Maoists has set five pre conditions for the release of both the police officers and the jailor, which had been communicated to the Chief Minister and the Director General of Police through a joint letter written by the two abductors.
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