Maoists release photo of missing CoBRA soldier

at 4:30 pm

New Delhi (NVI): The Communist Party of India (Maoist) today released a picture of missing CRPF Jawan from Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) and demanded negotiations with the government for the release of Commando Rakeshwas Singh Manhas.

Maoists claimed that Manhas has been missing since April 3 from the Sukh-Bijapur border in Chattisgarh. Reportedly, he was searching the jungle area.

Along with the picture, the Maoist party also shared a two-page letter and also asked government to appoint a mediator to negotiate the release of Manhas.

According to the media reports, Manhas’s wife Meenu has again requested the government to take the necessary steps to seek the release of her husband.

“Senior officials take action against jawans who join duty one day late after completing leave. Why are the officials not acting swiftly on my husband’s case? Please appoint mediators and expedite the process of releasing my husband at the earliest,” Meenu was quoted saying.

In the April 3 encounter, 24 security personal died, 31 were injured and one is in their custody. Maoists admit that they had also lost four men in the fight between them and the CoBRA.