According to Indian police the Maoist insurgents in
have taken "hostage" a senior officer in the eastern state of Orissa. India
R Vineel Krishna, district collector of Malkangiri, was on his way to look over the government assignment with three others colleagues when rebels captured them. Mr. Krishna, 30, had joined the Indian civil service in 2005. Just 16 months ago he was appointed to head the Malkangiri District.
The Maoists given a hand written note to the authorities demanding to release the rebels held in prisons within 48 hours including other things.
Indian security forces are fighting against Maoists in many states. The rebels claim that they are battling for the civil rights of the poor people. According to the report Mr. Krishna had initially gone Badapada town to attend a "public relations camp" on Wednesday evening, then with his 2 official and a NGO employee, he had gone for Papermetla area by using motorbike to examine a rural electrification project. The police think that the insurgents discontinued the group and seize Mr. Krishna away.
Sanjeev Marik, the chief of anti-Maoist operations in Orissa state, told, we are not still in contact with the abducted district collector and we are making sure to secure his possible release.
Malkangiri is one of worst districts which were badly affected by the Maoist violence in
. The area which comprises upon mountains and jungles is helping out to the Maoists for running their camps and continuing operation against Indian security forces and India
In 2009 the Maoist rebels had adducted a Bengali police inspector; later on he was released on the releasing of 14 tribal women on bail through local court order in the state's embattled Lalgarh region.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called the Maoist mutiny as
's prevalent interior security confront. In October 2009 the government of India India had begun the Green Hunt Operation against the rebels across the five states – west Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa.