‘It is Diwali for us,’ says mother of CRPF commando freed by Maoists

It was nothing wanting Diwali at Rakeshwar Singh Manhas’ home positioned Jammu’s in Decrease Barnai after the kin of the Central Reserve Police Drive (CRPF) commando learnt about his launch from the Maoists on Thursday. Manhas, 35, went lacking throughout a lethal encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur on Saturday.

“I’m very pleased. I can’t clarify my happiness. We now have come to know from media reviews. Some CRPF officers had additionally come to convey to us the message and we’re actually very pleased. He has come again simply how wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman was freed,” his spouse, Meenu, stated.

Manhas’ mom, who was in tears, stated, “we’re ready eagerly for him to return residence. It’s Diwali for us”.

The commando’s five-year-old daughter stated, “God has despatched my father again. I’m very pleased.”

Superintendent of Police (SP) in Sukma, KL Dhruw confirmed Manhas’ launch saying, “I’ve acquired to know that he has been freed. That is confirmed.”

In line with reviews, Soni Sori, a social activist from Bastar, was in talks with the Maoists for Manhas’ launch.

Manhas’ relations and relations distributed sweets to everybody current in the home. The second Manhas’ photos had been aired by TV channels, his household, relations and associates began shouting slogans like “PM Modi Zindabad (lengthy reside PM Modi” “residence minister Amit Shah Zindabad (lengthy reside residence minister Amit Shah)” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai (all hail mom India).”

The household and relations expressed their gratitude in the direction of PM Modi, residence minister Amit Shah and the Chattisgarh authorities for all their efforts to make sure a secure launch of Manhas.

The household lit ‘Akhand Jyoti’ earlier than the native deities of their pooja room (place of worship) of their home ever since Manhas’ seize.

In line with folks aware of the developments, Manhas was reportedly delivered to a camp in Tarrem — the world the place the encounter happened – the place he underwent well being checkups.

Manhas had joined the CRPF in March 2011 and acquired married in 2014. The couple has a five-year-old daughter.

A CRPF jawan, Manhas was transferred to Chattisgarh three months in the past. Earlier he was posted in Assam.

As many as 22 jawans had been killed and round 31 sustained accidents within the encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Safety forces launched an operation alongside the Sukma-Bijapur border, the place an intense face-off resulted within the deaths of 22 jawans.

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