Eight folks, who have been allegedly kidnapped by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district a number of days again, have been launched unhurt and so they have safely returned to their village, the police mentioned on Wednesday.
Before releasing them, the Maoists warned the villagers “to not help police or growth works” within the space, the police mentioned.
“These folks reached their village Kunded beneath Jagargunda police station limits on Tuesday night time and all of them are secure,” senior police official (Bastar vary) Sundarraj P instructed PTI.
Maoists had forcefully taken seven folks on July 18 and one other native resident on July 17 together with them in the direction of Puvarti village, the native place of dreaded Maoist Hidma, and allegedly stored them in captivity, he mentioned.
When they didn’t return dwelling, a bunch of villagers from the world went into the forest looking for them and to facilitate their launch.
After being alerted, the police swung into motion and launched a seek for these folks, Mr Sundarraj mentioned.
Meanwhile, native representatives of tribal communities have been additionally contacted and so they issued an attraction within the media, asking the ultras to launch the kidnapped villagers, Mr Sundarraj mentioned.
“With the rising stress from the police and appeals made by native tribal leaders, Naxals needed to set them free,” the official mentioned.
All the eight kidnapped folks together with the villagers who had gone to safe their launch have returned to their native Kunded, positioned over 400 km away from capital Raipur, he mentioned.
However, it was not but clear why the villagers have been kidnapped.
The police will document the statements of the freed villagers, he added.