Abducted IB inspector and friend untraced for 19th day
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 23:22
Kolkata: Nineteen days after their abduction from West Bengal's Purulia district, IB Inspector Partha Biswas and his teacher friend Soumyajit Basu remained untraced, as family members of the duo met officials on Wednesday and demanded them to step up rescue efforts.

Basu's wife Swachhatowa met the Director General of Police Naparajit Mukherjee and Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh at the state secretariat, who assured her that efforts were being made to trace them.

Police said the joint security forces were searching for the two with the help of the Jharkhand police.

Earlier, the state government had provided a mobile and fax number to public to provide a tip-off on the whereabouts of the duo, suspected to be abducted by Maoists. However, the step did not bear any result yet.

Top Maoist leader Kishenji has said he had no information about Biswas and Basu.

Recently, the administration said that the two were in Maoist custody and had been moved to Jharkhand separately.

Biswas's wife Barnali and family members had earlier met Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee seeking their intervention.


First Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 23:22

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