Chhattisgarh ambush: Maoists release abducted CRPF commando | India News

NEW DELHI: The Maoists on Thursday launched CRPF CoBRA commando Rakeshwar Singh who was taken captive following a lethal ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar on April 3.
Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, a commando of the 210th battalion of CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Motion), an elite unit of the CRPF, had gone lacking after the fierce gunfight with the Maoists.
As many as 22 CRPF personnel misplaced their lives within the ambush whereas a number of Maoists have been additionally killed.
Earlier, the Chhattisgarh Police had stated there have been “constructive developments” of their efforts to safe the discharge of Manhas.

Spouse of CRPF soldier Rakeshwar Singh Manhas participates in a protest demanding the protected return of her husband, in Jammu. (AP)
On Tuesday, the outlawed CPI (Maoist) had issued a press release in Hindi saying its cadres had kidnapped Manhas from the positioning of the ambush, and demanded that the Chhattisgarh authorities appoint interlocutors to make sure his protected launch.
Manhas was a part of a squad that had gone for an anti-Naxalite operation in jungles on the Bijapur and Sukma border on the evening of April 2, hours earlier than the lethal ambush.
(With inputs from businesses)

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