Chhattisgarh was in news in 2012 mostly for wrong reasons as it witnessed the abduction of an IAS officer and the killing of his two bodyguards.
The Chhattisgarh government has decided to resume Operation Green Hunt against Maoists, suspended after the rebels abducted Collector Alex Paul Menon in April, Home Minister Nankiram Kanwar has said.
Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon on Saturday called on MDMK leader Vaiko at his residence.
Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon, who was recently set free by Maoists after 12 days of captivity in Chhattisgarh, Wednesday met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Former bureaucrat Nirmala Buch said the Raman Singh government may free Naxalites in the coming days and has "no hidden agenda" in doing so.
A local court on Friday turned down the bail pleas of two women Maoists who figured among eight rebels, the ultras wanted to be set free in exchange for the release of Sukma district collector.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh announced on Friday that Alex Paul Menon, who was released by Maoists yesterday after 12 days in captivity, will continue as the Collector of Sukma district.
Chhattisgarh`s Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon reached home Friday morning, 13 days after he had been kidnapped by the Maoists.
Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon has been released unharmed by Maoists but there are many unanswered questions, especially on the conditions on which his release was secured.
Meena Chaudhary and Malati were among 17 persons whose release was demanded by Maoists for freeing Sukma Collector Alex paul Menon.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief secretary Nirmala Buch is one of the two mediators appointed by the Chhattisgarh government for negotiating Sukma Collector release.
An overjoyed Varadhas, who shared sweets with family and friends soon after hearing the news, said he had spent sleepless nights.
Alex Paul Menon, who was released in the evening at Tarmetla, is to remain at the Chintalnar base camp, some four km away.
Maoist militants Thursday released Chhattisgarh`s Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon after keeping him hostage for 12 days.
Menon was handed over to Professor G Hargopal and BD Sharma, two mediators handpicked by the insurgents, at a secret location in Tarmetla jungle.
Professor G Hargopal and BD Sharma, the two mediators handpicked by Naxals, have entered the ‘Red Zone’ in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh to secure the release of district collector Alex Paul Menon.
A Chhattisgarh government chopper this morning left Raipur for Tarmetla, where Maoist guerrillas are expected to release Alex Paul Menon.
The CPI (Maoists) would present abducted Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon before a ‘Jan Adalat’ (people’s court) on Wednesday before freeing him tomorrow.
Barring any last minute hitch, Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon, who has been held hostage by Maoists for 11 days, will be freed on Thursday.
Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators said that the Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon, abducted by Maoists, would be freed in 48 hours.
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