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The usual post-kidnap interviews contain a lot of drama, pulsating action and intrigue. But when Alex Paul Menon - who was recently abducted by Maoists in Chattisgarh and released later - speaks, it is a refreshingly different language.
The Maoists reportedly attempted to block the national highway in the Sukma district after which the clash with the police began.
Alex Paul Menon, who was released after 12 days of being in captivity of the Maoists, tweeted today that he has resumed charge in Sukma.
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Stressing that Naxalism is not a state-specific problem, the Chhattisgarh chief minister said a national policy can help tackle the situation in all the affected states.
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The abducted IAS official reached his official residence in Sukma district today where he was greeted by family members. Chief Minister Raman Singh said the Maoists demands would be met and they would welcome further talks with Maoists.
Singh will not meet Menon immediately as the chief minister is going to New Delhi on Friday.
The two mediators left to bring back abducted IAS officer Alex Paul Menon, who is expected to be released today. The Maoists agreed to release the district collector after reaching an agreement with the Chhattisgarh state government.
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Official sources said the Chhattisgarh government, which is desperate to ensure the safe release of Menon, has positively responded to the Maoists' two demands - release of 17 jailed ultras and a halt to the anti-Maoist drive, Operation Green Hunt.
Interlocutors carried the Chhattisgarh government's response to their demands after Marathon meetings at Raipur.
The Naxals have refused to extend the deadline and are now demanding the release of nine more of their cadres
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