Govt making all efforts to rescue hostages in Chhattisgarh: Rajnath Singh

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:16 GMT, May 10, 2015 |

Reacting to ‘hostage’ situation in Chhattisgarh during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on Saturday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the government was fighting against naxalism and efforts were on to rescue villagers.

Talking to the reporters after a meeting of party workers, Singh said the Centre was making efforts for release of the hostages.

contradictory claims were made over the ‘hostage’ situation in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, where Maoists were said to have seized 400-500 villagers during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to adjoining Dantewada.

While the press questioning the State Chief Minister Raman Singh regarding this issue he said, “About 300 people were abducted by Maoist and the authorities have taken steps to rescue them. The government is ready to have peace talks with Maoist leaders”.