New Delhi: BJP today expressed concern over
Maoists taking four policemen hostage in Bihar and said all
efforts were being made by JD(U), its ruling ally in the
state, to secure their release.
"The Bihar government is doing its best to resolve the
hostage crisis in Lakhisarai. The most important concern at
the moment is to secure the lives of these policemen," BJP
spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
He maintained that all efforts were being and the
government was coordinating with security agencies and the
Centre to resolve the crisis.
The Maoists had kidnapped sub-inspectors Rupesh Kumar and
Abhay Prasad Yadav, BMP ASI Lucas Tete and BMP havildar
Ehtesham Khan after an encounter.
Six Bihar Military Police personnel, officer-in-charge
of Kawaiya police outpost Bhulan Yadav and a policeman were
killed in the gunfight.
The state government is holding negotiations with the
Maoists to secure the release of the hostages.
"This crisis shows that Naxalism is a serious problem
plaguing the country," Prasad said.