20 children held hostage in UP village

Farrukhabad (UP), Jan 30 (PTI) Twenty children are being held hostage at a house in a village here by a man, police said on Thursday. Commandos have been rushed to the spot, Director General of Police (DGP) O P Singh said.

'Twenty children are being held hostage at Kathariya village,' Additional Director General of Police P V Rama Shastri said.

The DGP said that 'we are ensuring their safe rescue. If needed NSG will also be called for the operation.'      The man, who local people said, was a murder accused also fired from inside.