Sheohar: A block development officer was
today kidnapped by armed Maoists from Ladhoura village in
Bihar`s Naxal-hit Sheohar district.
Manoj Singh had gone to the village in his official
vehicle this noon to supervise preparation of EPIC cards,
state Director General of Police Neelmani said in Patna.
The vehicle was intercepted by the Maoists, who pulled
out the unescorted BDO and took him away to an unknown place
on their motorcycles, he said.
The driver of the BDO`s vehicle and a public health
centre employee accompanying him were also reported missing
since the incident, the DGP said.
Raids are on to rescue the officer, he said.