Bihar: Police rescues village head and his son from Naxalites
(Sourced from PTI)
An abducted village head (Mukhiya) and his son were rescued on Sunday from the clutches of the Naxalites in Bihar's Munger district, the police said. Superintendent of Police Ashish Bharti, who himself led one of the three rescue operations, said that Bhola Verma, the village head of Dariyapur panchayat and his son Shambhu Verma had been safely rescued after three days.
More than 12 Naxalites had on March 22 kidnapped the village head and his son from Dariyapur village and took them to a nearby jungle. Massive combing operations were launched with the help of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Special Task Force (STF) to rescue the kidnapped duo, the SP said.
The SP further said that the police raided a place in the jungles located on the hilltop near Kharagpur lake after getting its location from its technical cell. They arrested one Naresh Koda from the place from where the kidnapped father and son were freed, the SP said, adding that the policemen who were involved in the operations would be rewarded.