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Updated: April 24, 2012 17:21 IST

Safe release of Collector our priority: mediators

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Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon (right). A file photo
Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon (right). A file photo

Two former Chief Secretaries of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, who were today named as nominees for talks with naxals, have said that ensuring “safe” release of the abducted collector Alex Paul Menon will be their top priority.

Chhattisgarh government today named former Chief Secretaries of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh-Nirmala Buch and Suyogya Kumar Mishra—as its nominees to hold talks with the ultras who kidnapped the 32-year-old IAS officer on Saturday.

“My top priority will be to ensure safe release of Collector Alex Paul Menon and I hope that the crisis will be resolved soon through dialogue,” Ms. Buch, who will be leaving for Chhattisgarh shortly, told PTI over phone from Bhopal.

She said that the future plan of action will be finalised after holding discussions with the Chhattisgarh government.

Former Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh government S. K. Mishra told PTI that he hopes that the entire crisis will be resolved through dialogue.

When asked about the Maoists putting up demands for Collector’s release, Mr. Mishra said he had no official information about them.

“Whatever information I have on this matter is only through media,” he said, adding safe release of the IAS officer will be the top priority.

When asked about the ultras setting April 25 as the deadline for government to release 8 of their jailed associates in exchange of the Collector’s freedom, Mr. Mishra said, “the negotiations in this regard may take some time”.

Meanwhile, senior officials of the Chhattisgarh government today said that a crucial meeting of the ministerial sub-committee, formed in the wake of the kidnapping incident, might be held today.

THE safe release of mr'Alex p menon IS MORE Important but how long it will continues for our country now this scenario internal security is a measure challenge which is more impotent for us to live an independent life its not the first time that moist have kidnapped any govt.officer previously they kidnapped the malkanageri dist collector mr'vinnel krishna and just few day back two Italian tourist and one of the MLA in odisha and in every step they are using govt. as their weapon in these case day by day the power going to their hand.so our govt have to take some measure step by which these problem being over come with out fighting for seat and power if our assassinates will utilize their brain in this regard then the country will get benefit and our dream to an developed country may fulfill

from:  RAJA RAM
Posted on: Apr 24, 2012 at 20:31 IST

Yes, the safe and early release of Mr Menon should certainly be the top priority, and
the Maoists should come forward to strengthen the mediators against the repressive
functioning of the State.
The precious efforts of organising the suffering people to liberate themselves from
the repression and exploitation of the State, albeit against the very mandate of the
constitution, would need the consistent support of the people at large to attain its
mission, and the misdemeanours like this or kidnapping of the Odissa MLA is not
going to help.
Mr Menon has got all the mettle to be like of Mr B D Sharma of tomorrow.
Maoists must say what the personal crime of Mr Menon is for which he has been
kidnapped, or Mrs Menon has been being made to suffer.
Be reasonably polite to comply with the saner advices of Mr Bhusan and Mr Sharma
in whom you have reposed your confidence very aptly.

from:  zztkgapatna
Posted on: Apr 24, 2012 at 19:39 IST
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