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.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted that the Central government will intensify the fight against Naxals. During his visit to Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, Shah met CRPF personnel in Basguda CRPF camp. He also met jawans at Ramkrishna Care hospital who were injured in the Maoist ambush. "When a friend leaves us and goes we do feel sad. But the poor people of this area are devoid of development due to the issue of Naxalism. We welcome those who want to surrender and come to us but we'll have no option if you have weapons in hands," said Shah. He further said that the Government of India understands the problems of the soldiers and is firmly standing with them in this fight. Watch the full video for more.
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CRPF recovered a 7-kg improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh. The explosive device was found by troops of CoBRA 206 Battalion. CRPF jawans destroyed the IED planted by Naxals in a controlled explosion. The IED was destroyed in the forest area of Minpa in Sukma district.
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A passenger train was derailed by Naxals between Bhansi and Bacheli in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on April 23. About 30 passengers were onboard and all are safe. District Reserve Guard jawans deployed to rescue the passengers. Earlier, April 04, Naxals ambushed security forces during an anti-insurgency operation and killed 22 jawans.
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..
Bijapur Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap said that CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas will undergo medical examination. Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was kidnapped by Naxals during an encounter..