Andhra CM speaks to Chidambaram about Collector`s abduction
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Last Updated: Friday, February 18, 2011, 23:40
  
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday appealed to the Centre to make efforts for the early release of Malkangiri district (Orissa) Collector Ravella Vineel Krishna who has been abducted by Maoists.

Reddy spoke to the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and requested him to use his good offices for early release of the IAS officer who hails from Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh, a release from the state government said.

Reddy also spoke to Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and assured him that Andhra Pradesh government would extend all necessary help in this regard.

Earlier, following directions from the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary S V Prasad yesterday spoke to his counterpart in Orissa, D K Patnaik, over phone and requested him to make all efforts to get Krishna released at the earliest.

The IAS Officers' Association (AP Branch) too has requested the Orissa government get Krishna released.

30-year-old R V Krishna (IAS 2005 batch, Orissa cadre) was kidnapped on February 16 by a group of 50 Maoists when he was on a visit to the remote Chitrakonda area.

PTI


First Published: Friday, February 18, 2011, 23:40


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