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Maoists — Orissa — release abducted engineer

Posted by: 2013-08-09

Bhubaneswar: Malkangiri District Collector R Vineel Krishna, abducted by Maoists, is likely to be released in the next 48 hours again after the Orissa government conceded the 14 claims put out by the rebels. The Maoists had Krishna and junior engineer Pabitra Mohan Majhi 16 February kidnapped near Jantapi village in Malkangiri, and had the state government had a list of 14 demands to be met in exchange for the two men. Junior engineer Pabitra Mohan Majhi, which was published and came home on Wednesday night, said at a press conference that the Maoists have given a letter of demands release of five want their leaders to facilitate the release of the abducted collector. Majhi said Krishna is safe and in good health. However, it is learned that the Maoists also demand the release of their top leaders Sriramalu Srinivasulu now under study in Andhra Pradesh. The Maoists demands include release of all prisoners listed by the Maoists to stop anti-Maoist operations by security forces, stopping of 'Operation Green Hunt in the state, killed a compensation for the families of Maoist sympathizers in police custody, among others. Representatives of the media on Tuesday, Interior Minister Orissa, UN Behera said. "All 14 claims were raised and solved the mediators have assured us that the Collector R Vineel Krishna and junior engineer Pabitra Majhi soon again I thank the mediators for help in resolving the crisis." Prof. G Haragopal, as an agent of traded for the release of kidnapped government officials, said: "We express our appreciation to the conscience of the Maoists for the tribals of Orissa, of course they are affected everywhere, but we are talking Maoists this state, the tribals release was a major concern for. them. "" We trust that the withdrawal of the cases primarily up on Tribals will be taken in 15 days to three months, but starts in 15 days, the process. We hope that the tribesmen will get relief and be back in their habitats, "he added. Krishna and Majhi were expected to reach Malkangiri late on Tuesday or Wednesday morning, somewhere near Balimela reservoir anidst a meeting of administrative staff, patrons and local people.