Canadian citizen abducted from Chhattisgarh

Indo Asian News Service

Raipur, March 28 (IANS) A Canadian citizen has been abducted in Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday.

John Schlazak is said to have disappeared from Singamdagu village in Sukma district, a Maoist den, Sukma Assistant Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla said.

Schlazak had left Mumbai on a bike on March 14. He reached Bastar two days ago and was last seen in Singamdagu village in Sukma district, the officer said.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, however, said Schlazak was kidnapped from Koraput district in Odisha and she sought a report from the state government.

Sushma Swaraj tweeted that she had spoken to Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patnaik.

Police officials in Chhattisgarh said that they were trying to find out when Schlazak reached Bastar and who all he was in touch with.