4 govt officials released hours after kidnap

Last Updated: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 18:23

Latehar/Ranchi: Four senior government
officials were kidnapped and later released by suspected
Maoists in Jharkhand’s Latehar district Saturday.

DGP control room sources said in Ranchi the four went
to Palahia under Manika police station area to supervise works
done under the NREGA when they were kidnapped by suspected
Naxalites but released hours after.

The four were Additional Collector Shravan Sai,
Executive Engineer S Bhengra, the officer in the dairy
department A K Sinha and an Assistant Engineer, whose name was
not immediately available.

A panchayat worker had first informed the office of
the Block Development officer about the incident.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 18:23

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