Raipur: Search operations have been
intensified to trace the five personnel of Chhattisgarh Armed
Force, abducted by suspected Maoists from Narayanpur district
of the state, police said on Thursday.
"We still have no clue about the missing
personnel--head constable Ramadhar Patel, Raghunandan Dhruv,
Tikka and constables Ranjan Dubey and Manishankar--although
several police teams have been sent to various places across
the Naxal-hit state. Search operations have been intensified
now," Ram Niwas, ADG (Naxal Operation), Chhattisgarh said.
Meanwhile, family members of the jawans have appealed
to Naxals for their safe and early release.
Six persons, including five personnel of Chhattisgarh
Armed Force and a villager were abducted by suspected Maoists
from Narayanpur district of the state on Tuesday, police said.
An armed group of suspected Naxals had stopped a bus
and abducted five jawans of the State Armed Force and a local
near Kungada village, they said, adding the villager was also
The five jawans, deployed at Dhanoura police camp in
the district, had taken leave and were going to Narayanpur
when the incident occurred.