Maoists claim to have released Orissa police officer

Maoists Saturday claimed to have released a police official who was abducted by the ultras 10 days ago from a police station in Orissa`s Keonjhar district.

Bhubaneswar: Maoists Saturday claimed to have
released a police official who was abducted by the ultras 10
days ago from a police station in Orissa`s Keonjhar district.

Assistant Sub-Inspector of police Umesh Chandra Marandi
was released at Palaspala forest area in Keonjhar district
Saturday afternoon, a rebel leader told a section of
Keonjhar-based reporters over phone.

Marandi was taken hostage by the Maoists during an attack
on a police station at Daitari on the night of July 7.

"We learnt about Marandi`s release from media. He was yet
to arrive at Daitari," Keonjhar SP Asish Kumar Singh said.

A police team had been to the forest area to pick up
Marandi, who is said to have been dropped there by Maoists,
the SP said.

"We will be in a position to confirm Marandi`s release
after he arrives Daitari," Singh said.

PTI

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close