Soldier Taken Hostage By Maoists After Ambush In Chhattisgarh Released

The rebels looted weapons, ammunition, uniforms and footwear from the safety forces who have been killed.

A commando kidnapped by Maoist rebels after a lethal encounter in Chhattisgarh on Saturday, by which 22 troopers have been killed, has been launched after greater than 100 hours in captivity, the state authorities mentioned on Thursday.

Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, was taken hostage by the Maoists following the gun battle that lasted virtually three hours within the insurgent stronghold.

Within the deadliest ambush of its sort in 4 years, some 2,000 safety personnel have been on the hunt for a Maoist insurgent chief in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh state on Saturday when a few of them have been attacked.

The rebels looted weapons, ammunition, uniforms and footwear from the safety forces who have been killed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the “sacrifices of the courageous martyrs won’t ever be forgotten”, whereas House Minister Amit Shah wrote on Twitter that India would “proceed our battle in opposition to these enemies of peace & progress”.

The encounter was the worst for Indian safety forces battling the far-left guerillas since 2017, when 25 police commandos have been killed in an assault.

Seventeen police from a commando patrol have been killed in an assault by greater than 300 armed rebels in Chhattisgarh in March final 12 months.

Sixteen commandos have been additionally killed within the western state of Maharashtra within the lead-up to India’s election in 2019, in a bomb assault that was blamed on the Maoists.

The Maoists – who say they’re combating for rural individuals and the poor – have battled authorities forces throughout jap India for the reason that 1960s.

Hundreds have been killed within the combating.

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