Maoist release three abducted villagers

NAGPUR: CPI Maoist cadre released three villagers, who were abducted on May 14, at Jimalgatta in Aheri Taluka on Friday evening.

Pulayya Veladi, ex-sarpanch of Jimalgatta, Ramnayya Yadowar, ex- Zilla Parishad member and NCP activist, and Vyankati Medhi, member of gram panchayat, were kidnapped on Monday i.e May 14. Sources said, prior to their release, around 200 Naxals conducted a Jan Adalat on Friday afternoon. Over 1000 villagers, journalists, members of Panchayat Samiti, Jimalgatta gram panchayat and others attended the Jan Adalat.

Sources said that the Maoist had set ablaze timber stock which was brought in by forest department jeep at Jimalgatta village on Monday morning. Before leaving the village, the rebels abducted the three. While under captivity, Maoists kept changing their locations.

Twice, the Maoists brought of Veladi, Medhi and Yadowar to Jimalgatta and produced them before the villagers. They would threaten the villagers and take back the trio with them.

However, following repeated perusal by villagers, Maoist convened the Jan Adalat and later released the three on Friday evening.

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