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CRPF CoBRA Commander released by Naxals

New Delhi: Maoists on Thursday released CRPF CoBRA commander Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was held captive post ambush in Chhatisgarh’s Bastar on April 3, a senior official in the security set up said.

Manhas will be taken to hospital for medical check up, a State police official said, adding that he was released to the negotiation team in front of hundreds of the villagers in Tareem.

According to the sources in Bastar, the commando will be taken to Basaguda CRPF camp and later, will be flown to Raipur.

The Chhattisgarh Government had appointed two-member negotiation team to mediate hostage crisis.

As many as 22 CRPF personnel were martyred in the deadly ambush on April 3.

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