CoBRA commando released by Naxals, family elated

CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was kidnapped by Naxals during an encounter in Junaguda village in Sukma district on April 03, has been released. Meenu, wife of Manhas said that it is the happiest day of her life. "I always remained hopeful of his return. I thank the government," she said. Twenty-two security personnel lost their lives while 31 sustained injuries in an encounter that broke out between security forces and Naxals along the Chhattisgarh's Sukma-Bijapur border on Saturday after a party of jawans were ambushed by Naxals near Jonnaguda village.