CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas reached his hometown, Jammu on Friday. Rakeshwar was released last week after being abducted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh. The jawan was warmly welcomed by family, friends who put garlands around his neck. “I am very happy that I am meeting my family today. Our soldiers were brave enough to fight back the Naxals,” Rakeshwar said. Rakeshwar was abducted by Naxals during the Sukma-Bijapur encounter on April 3. Rakeshwar, who was part of security force's elite CoBRA unit, was released on April 8. 22 security personnel were killed and 31 others were injured in the fierce gunbattle.
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Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, the CoBRA jawan who was abducted by Naxals following the April 03 encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur and released later on April 08, finally met his family in Jammu on April 17. Manhas got a rousing welcome upon his arrival at Jammu airport where his family and friends were waiting for him. He expressed his happiness after meeting his family. During his abduction, Manhas's family repeatedly urged the government to ensure his safe release from the hands of Naxals. He was finally released on April 08 during a jansabha of Naxals in Bijapur. The deadly encounter in Bijapur on April 03 claimed the lives of 22 security personnel while injuring more than 30 jawans.
CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was kidnapped by Naxals during an encounter in Junaguda village in Sukma district on April 03, has been released. Meenu, wife of Manhas said that it is the happiest day of her life. "I always remained hopeful of his return. I thank the government," she said. Twenty-two security personnel lost their lives while 31 sustained injuries in an encounter that broke out between security forces and Naxals along the Chhattisgarh's Sukma-Bijapur border on Saturday after a party of jawans were ambushed by Naxals near Jonnaguda village.
Three jawans of District Reserve Guard, who got injured during the encounter with Naxals in Junaguda village in Sukma district, have been airlifted to a hospital in Raipur. The encounter took place between security forces and Naxals in Junaguda village in Sukma district. Five security personnel lost their lives and 12 were injured. DIG Pal informed that a body of woman Naxal was also found from the encounter site.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel felicitated the delegation who secured the release of CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas from Naxal captivity. Baghel said that the delegation had shown a lot..
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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel felicitated the delegation that was involved in the release of CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas. He expressed happiness over bringing him back and thanked..