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.
A Chhattisgarh government chopper this morning left Raipur for Tarmetla, where Maoist guerrillas are expected to release Alex Paul Menon.
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 CM Raman Singh on Monday termed as "historic" the agreement reached between the state government and the Maoist-nominated mediators.
Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators said that the Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon, abducted by Maoists, would be freed in 48 hours.
Armed Maoists received both of their interlocutors, bearing the Chhattisgarh govt`s response to their demands for release of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon.
The Centre and Chattisgarh government on Tuesday pinned hopes on the mediators of the state and Maoists to end the four-day hostage crisis.
Prashant Bhushan, a member of Team Anna, reportedly said that he cannot mediate in such kind of problems.
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