Jharkhand CO freed, police deny Maoist hand
Ranchi: Keredari Circle Officer Nirmal Kumar Toppo on Thursday returned home after two days of being abducted by suspected Maoists.
Deputy Commissioner Vinay Kumar Choubey told a TV channel that it did not look like the handiwork of Maoists but rather some anti-social elements in the area. A hunt was on for the culprits, he added.
An armed group of unknown persons on Tuesday night had abducted a Circle Officer of Keredari in Jharkhand. Nirmal Kumar Topppo as he was returning from Giridh with his driver.
Residing in Hazaribagh, Toppo was returning after finishing some work in Girisg late last evening. According to the account provided by his driver DS Yadav to the police, some armed men emerged from a nearby forest and forcibly took the two to their hide-out.
The driver was released after being beaten up and the police is presently interrogating him about the incident. Hazaribagh police has also launched a search operation to locate Toppo.
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