Bihar: Maoists release 15 kidnapped people

Fifteen people who were abducted by Maoists from Bihar`s Jamui district were on Saturday released by the rebels in a jungle here, police said.

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2011, 14:08 PM IST

Jamui (Bihar): Fifteen people who were
abducted by Maoists from Bihar`s Jamui district were on Saturday
released by the rebels in a jungle here, police said.
The ultras freed them in the forest near Charaiya area.
They were being sent back to their respective families, they
said.

CRPF, Special Task Force and police were engaged in the
operations to secure safe release of the abducted persons,
Additional DGP (Headquarters) Ravindra Kumar said.

On Monday, a group of about 50 Maoists had stormed the
office of a private company engaged by Bihar State Bridge
Corporation to construct a bridge over Bharnar river and
abducted the 15 people at gunpoint.
The 15 comprised eight labourers, four employees of the
firm and 3 villagers.

The refusal of the management of the construction firm to
meet the extortion demands of the ultras was suspected to be
the reason behind the abduction, Kumar said.

PTI