Maoists hijack passenger buses, release after 2 hours

Maoists hijack passenger buses, release after 2 hours

RAIPUR: On the eve of Republic Day, Outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Saturday hijacked two buses and one pick up van carrying about 50 passengers and held them captive for two to three hours before releasing them near Katekalyan in Dantewada district in tribal Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.

A report said the incident took place between Paknaar and Katekalyan where the rebels took these vehicles to an undisclosed destination in the forests. However, the vehicles were later found near Katekalyan police station. All the passengers were unharmed.

Sources said Maoists had pasted posters in the area opposing US President Barack Obama’s India visit.

Chief minister Raman Singh is now in Jagdalpur town, the divisional headquarters of Bastar region, to attend Republic Day parade on Monday. ADGP (Naxal operations) RK Vij said that the buses were released and Naxalites wrote some slogans on the buses .

 
 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/raipur/Maoists-hijack-passenger-buses-release-after-2-hours/articleshow/46017184.cms
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