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A Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head was killed in an exchange of firing between Maoists and Dantewada District Reserve Guard (DRG), in a forest area between Gaadam and Jungampal villages on Sunday.
Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, the commando from the Central Reserve Police Force's elite CoBRA unit, who was kidnapped by Naxals during the Bijapur attack on April 3, has been released by them, police sources said.
The banned Communist Party of India (Maoists ) released a statement on Wednesday saying that the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commando who had gone missing in the April 3 encounter in Chhattisgarh was in their custody.
The photo circulating in media that has been allegedly released by Naxals is of the Cobra jawan missing in the Bijapur attack, said the Central Reserve Police Force sources.
Locals blocked the Jammu-Akhnoor highway on Wednesday demanding the release of CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas who is being held captive by Naxals after an operation in Chattisgarh's Bijapur.
The banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) issued an open letter on Tuesday mentioning its willingness to negotiate with the Central government. The banned outfit also proposed the Centre announce mediators in order to release the captivated jawan.
Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Kuldiep Singh on Tuesday said that security forces fought with 700-750 most trained Naxals, broke the ambush and neutralised more than 28-30 Naxals, secured weapons and rescued injured jawans.