Saturday, June 27, 2009

Contractors abducted by Maoists managed to escape in Orissa

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Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Phulbani : In a sensational incident, four petty contractors abducted by Maoists on June 21 June night managed to escape and return to Daringbadi .Though no formal police complaint has been lodged in this connection, Daringbadi police officers confirmed the incident.

They also confided that the contractors were too scared to lodge a complaint.

According to a belated report, four contractors were at a meeting near Sonepur on June 21 when armed Maoists kidnapped them at gun point.

They were blind folded and taken to the forests near Dahakia.

The Maoists charged the four of exploiting villagers and not paying daily wages to the labours engaged at various construction sites.

The radicals threatened the four Madan Pradhan, Tirsing Pradhan, Suresh Pradhan and Agadhu Pradhan with dire consequences if they continued to exploit the poor.

However, nobody is uttering a word on how the four had managed to escape. Speculations are that the Maoists had released them after issuing a stern warning.

The Daringbadi police conducted an inquiry but when its officers went to the concerned villages, locals refused to speak to them.

Family members of those who had been released did not cooperate with the police and maintained that it was a personal matter and had been settled.

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