The family of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was part of the party that was attacked by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur and has been held captive by them, requested the government to take action and to ensure his release. His wife said, "If a jawan reports to his duty a day after his leave ends then action is taken against him. Now that a jawan is missing since April 3 no action has been taken by government. We want government to search for a mediator so that he is released." Communist Party of India (Maoist) released a statement and confirmed abduction of the CRPF jawan during the encounter that happened on April 03 in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur.