The image of Manhas reveals him sitting on a blue tarpaulin in a forest inside a brief wanting camp.
RAIPUR: Maoists on Wednesday launched a photograph of the lacking CoBRA commando as proof that he was of their custody.
The jawan went lacking after the April three ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar area.
The image comes a day after Maoist spokesman Vikalp launched a press assertion confirming the CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, member of elite CoBRA power, was “captured” throughout the encounter and that the federal government should first announce names of interlocutors for his launch.
Dandakaranya Particular Zonal Committee member stated the commando would stay protected of their custody as a prisoner.
The image of Manhas reveals him sitting on a blue tarpaulin in a forest inside a brief camp.
Though, his colleagues stated the image appeared outdated and he appeared to haven’t any harm both.
The image was launched by Maoists and despatched to few native reporters in Bijapur.
Manhas had gone lacking on April three quickly after the skirmish passed off with safety personnel in Tekulguda village on the Bijapur-Sukma border.
At the least 22 jawans of CoBRA, District Reserve Guards and Particular Activity Pressure had been killed a number of injured.
Though the press assertion was issued on Tuesday night, Bastar vary IG P Sundarraj stated police had been verifying the authenticity of it and so they had been additionally making an attempt to hint the placement of the ‘lacking jawan’.
In the meantime, the ‘jail bandi rihayi samiti’ members, together with tribal activist Soni Sori and Sujeet Sharma, have appealed to Maoists to launch the jawan on the earliest as his household was going by way of a tough time.
It additional stated, “In case there’s any delay in launch and return of jawan, then a small staff of the committee would proceed on April 7 in the direction of the spot of the incident in Tekulguda forest. With out discussing something apart from the discharge of the jawan, we’ll put out demand earlier than the representatives of Maoists and provoke.”
There have been stories coming in that Sori together with native reporters had gone contained in the forest to have a chat with Maoists for the discharge of the jawan.