Abducted polling officials rescued after night-long gunbattle

April 17th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Latehar (Jharkhand), Apr 17 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday rescued six abducted polling officials after an overnight gunbattle with the guerrillas.

The officials, including two state police constables, were kidnapped on Thursday from Kumanuli village.

According to officials, naxals kidnapped the polling officials when they were on their way to their respective polling stations.

A massive search and rescue operation was launched after the naxals took the kidnapped officials deep into the jungles. (ANI)

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