Sumit, the younger brother of the missing jawan, also appealed to the government to take steps soon. He said, “We request the government not to waste any time and bring them back.”
Relatives of a cobra commando held hostage by Naxalites after a recent encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Wednesday blocked the Jammu-Poonch Highway and commandos from the government Demanded to be assured of safe release. Meenu, wife of the hostage jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, appealed, “She is the responsibility of the government and the government should take immediate action to ensure her return.” We want the government to inform us what action it is taking for their liberation. “
31 soldiers were injured after the encounter on the Bijapur-Sukma border on Saturday, while Manhas, the cobra commando of the 210th battalion, went missing and it is reported that he has been taken hostage. 22 soldiers of different security forces have been killed in the encounter. Many relatives and neighbors of Manhas took to the streets in Jammu on Wednesday and they blocked the main road outside his Barnai residence. They shouted slogans like ‘Bring back our hero’, ‘Bharat Zindabad’ and ‘Shoot the traitors of the country’.
Officials said that a police team present at the scene is persuading them to resume traffic movement. A statement issued on Tuesday by the Naxalites claimed that they had abducted a jawan during an encounter in Bijapur and demanded that the government appoint a mediator for the liberation of the jawan. On this, the young man’s wife Meenu has raised questions on the ‘silence’ of the central government on this issue.
“The government should find an intermediary to bring back the jawan”
He said, “If there is a delay of one day in returning to duty after discharge from a jawan, then action is taken against him, but here he is missing since Saturday and nobody has any concern.” He said that not a single word has been said by the government or CRPF and all the information they have is given through the media.
Seeking assurances from the government for the safe release of her husband, Meenu said, “We are concerned about her safety.” The Naxalites have claimed and have also given a written statement. Now the government should find an intermediary to bring them back. ” He had his five-year-old daughter standing near Meenu, who was unaware of all this. Meenu said, “We have no means to reach the Naxalites. We can only request their salvation. “
“Do not waste time asking the government to bring back”
At the same time, Sumit, the younger brother of the jawan also appealed to the government to take steps soon. He said, “We request the government not to waste any time and bring them back.” He is not on any foreign soil like Wing Commander Abhinandan Vardhaman, who returned to the country from Pakistan within 60 hours. ”
Neeraj Kundan, National President of NSUI, the student body of the Indian National Congress, along with Jammu Kashmir Congress Vice President and former Minister Raman Bhalla, met family members on Monday and had a telephone conversation between family members and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. Then Kunti Devi, Manhas’s mother and widow of a CRPF jawan, told Baghel, “I want to talk to my son. Please bring it back. “
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