Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel felicitated the delegation that was involved in the release of CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas. He expressed happiness over bringing him back and thanked journalists and other officials who played an important role in the vital operation. "When we visited Jagdalpur, Rakeshwar's mother had asked me to bring back her son safely. Today, I am happy that we succeeded in bringing him back. The role of journalists and all other officials was very vital in this operation. I thank all of them," the CM said. CoBRA Jawan, Rakeshwar Singh Manhas said, "On April 07, I got to know that a delegation is coming to take me back. On April 08, they (Naxals) released me in a jan sabha."