Abducted IB inspector and friend untraced for 19th day
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.
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