8th April, 2021
Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, the jawan of the Cobra Battalion abducted during the Bijapur attack, has been released by the Naxalites. Police sources gave this information. Constant efforts were being made to secure the release of Rakeshwar Singh Manhas. The family of CRPF's Cobra Commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas was in deep shock after being informed of the incident.
Since the release of Cobra jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, there is a happy atmosphere in his family. His wife Meenu Manhas said that I thank God, the media and the army along with the central and Chhattisgarh government. Today is the happiest day in my life. Meenu Manhas also said that she has received information from authorities about her husband's safe return. Her husband's health is fine.
Kunti Devi, the mother of Rakeshwar Singh Manhas said that today I am very happy. I also thank those who are leaving our son. I also thank God. When the government was talking, I had some faith but could not believe it.
On the release of Jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that this is our strategic victory. The officers who were given this responsibility have successfully performed it. Rakeshwar Singh Manhas returned safely I am satisfied with this.
According to news agency ANI, Cobra jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas has been brought to Bijapur after being released by the Naxalites. On the release of the Cobra jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas by the Naxalites, the SP of Bijapur said that as soon as we came to know that one of our jawans is in custody of the Naxalite.....at that time we started efforts to get them released. Right now Dr. Rakeshwar Singh is under medical examination of Manhas.
It is known that the Naxalites had laid the conditions for the release of Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was kidnapped after the encounter on April 3 in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. A two-page leaflet issued by the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee said that the Cobra commandos would release Rakeshwar Singh Manhas when the government first appoints a mediator. The leaflets issued by the Naxalites believed that some of their comrades were killed in the encounter.
The Naxalites claimed in the pamphlet that they had 14 arms and two thousand cartridges from the security forces. Naxalites had said that the government should create an atmosphere for dialogue. Please tell that in this attack of Naxalites, 22 security personnel were received by Veeragati while one was a young man. Later it was reported that the missing jawan cobra commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas was imprisoned by the Naxalites.