Naxal freed cop’s return to Jharkhand brings cheer

September 7th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI  

By Girija Shankar Ojha

Ranchi, Sep.7 (ANI): Naxal freed Bihar Military Police (BMP) constable Ehsaan Khan returned to his homein Gore village, about 45 kilometres from Jharkhand capital Ranchi on Tuesday, and was given a rousing welcome by his family and other residents.

Khan’s wife, Fareeda, wasecstatic after being reunited with her husband.

“After his safe release, my children, other family members and me are really happy and are celebrating his return,” said Fareeda.

For Khan, it’s like a rebirth. He shared his experience of spending days in Naxal captivity.

“The eight days which I spent in the Maoists’ den are unforgettable. Though they (Maoists) did not harm us, but whenever I remembered my family and village, I would feel really sad. It frustrated me a lot,” said Khan.

Khan said the Naxals are gradually becomingactiveand urged the government totake strict action against them.

It may be recalled that the Maoists had kidnappedsub inspectors Rupesh Kumar Sinha and Abhay Kumar Yadav of Bihar Police, assistant sub inspector Lucas Tete and constable Ehsaan Khan of Bihar Military Police after a gunbattle in the forests of Lakhisarai district of neighbouring Bihar state on August 29.

The Maoists wanted to use these four hostages asbargaining toolsto secure therelease of eight of their cadres.

They killedTete, whose bullet-ridden body was later recovered along with a note in the forest on Friday (September 3).

The three remaining policemen were set free unconditionally near Simra Rari in Lakhisarai district of Jharkhand on Monday morning. (ANI)

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