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First photo of Jawan after release.
The CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh, who was held hostage after the encounter between the force and the Naxalites in Jonaguda on April 3, has been released by the Naxalites. It is being told that Rakeshwar is currently in the camp of 168th Battalion in Tarrem. Their medical checkup is being done there. How and with whom he was released. At what time he reached the camp, all these things have not been revealed yet.
After Rakeshwar’s release, his wife Meenu said that today is the happiest day of my life. I was confident of his return. Thanks to the government for this.
At the same time, his mother Kunti Devi said that we are 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 I could not believe it.
23 soldiers were killed in the encounter
During the operation, 23 soldiers were martyred in the attack of Naxalites. The Naxalites had also claimed to have killed five of their comrades. During the encounter, the Maoists kidnapped the CRPF’s Cobra Commando Rakeshwar. After this, Maoist spokesman Option had issued a press note on Tuesday, saying that first the government should announce the names of the mediators for talks, after which he will hand over the jawans. Till then he will be safe with them.
Journalists stopped at Tarrem Camp
Some journalists left for the Tarrem camp as soon as the news of the jawan was released. The police stopped them already. It is learned that Rakeshwar Singh will be brought to Raipur after a medical examination at the camp.
The government did not name the mediators
It is not clear whether the government released the names of the arbitrators after the demand of the Naxalites. Because, the names of the arbitrators were not made public. For this reason, it is also not clear that the government has freed Rakeshwar Singh by fulfilling the demands of the Naxalites.
Social workers went to talk with Naxalites
Some social workers were sent to talk to the Naxalites. These included Padmashree Dharampal Saini, Gondwana Coordination Committee Chairman Telam Boraiya along with some others. There is a discussion that the jawan has been released only after talking to them. It has not been officially confirmed yet. It is also not clear whether the Naxalites have put any condition in lieu of leaving the jawan.
Soni Sori also reached Jonaguda
On Wednesday, Bastar social worker Soni Sori arrived in Jonaguda with some people. Soni said that she is going to appeal to the Naxalites to release the jawan. On Wednesday, she also went inside the forest to meet Naxalite leaders. It is not yet decided whether he met the Naxalites or not.
Wife appealed to PM Modi to bring husband
The family of Rakeshwar, the commando of the Cobra Force, lives in Netrakoti village in Jammu. He was part of the expedition team of the security forces, which went to the extermination of the Naxalites in the Bijapur-Sukma forests.
Rakeshwar has been in CRPF since 2011. He was posted three months ago in Chhattisgarh.
His wife Meenu appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the safe return of Rakeshwar. He had said that the Home Minister should ensure the release of her husband from the clutches of the Naxalites at any cost. Just as Abhinandan, an Indian Air Force pilot, was freed from the Pakistani Army.