Bodo militants release Maha forest officer from captivity
Itanagar: A senior IFS officer of Maharashtra cadre, who was held captive allegedly by Bodo militants for 83 days after his abduction from a forest in Arunachal Pradesh, has been released, police said here Monday.
Vilas Bardekar, the Joint Director of Social Forestry in Maharastra, was released yesterday at Dhekiajuli in Assam and left immediately for Guwahati, the sources said.
Bardekar, a 1984 batch IFS (Indian Forest Service) officer, was kidnapped on May 12 from a forest in Arunachal's West Kameng district while he was carrying out a study on
butterfly species there.