Chhattisgarh: SHO’s murder turns out rumour; cop, teacher abducted by Maoists return after 2 days

Dantewada: A police inspector and a teacher, who were reported to have been abducted by Maoists from the Aranpur sector of Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, reached the CRPF camp in Sameli two days later on Tuesday.

Police SHO Lalit Kashyap and his friend Jaisingh Kureti, a teacher in a government school, were in Rewali village under the Aranpur police station when an armed group of Maoists had stormed the village and abducted the duo.

Naxalites had planned to ambush the police team

On receiving the information, a search and combing operation was launched by the security personnel. There were rumours that the police inspector had been murdered. However, police now believe that the Naxalites had spread the rumours of the inspector’s death as part of a plan to ambush the police team that would reach the spot to pick up the body.

Kashyap is posted at the camp of ‘C’ company of CRPF’s 111th battalion in Sameli village for coordination between local police and paramilitary personnel in anti-naxal operations.