Bhubaneshwar (AsiaNews / Agencies) - This morning more than 50
Maoist rebels abducted
Jhina Hikaka (see
photo), from the Biju
Janata Dal Parliamentary (BJD), in Koraput district (Orissa). The guerrillas captured the man on his
way home. His security guards
were released, their cell phones
confiscated. Meanwhile, today is the
third day of negotiations for
the release of two
Italians, in the hands of the
Maoists since March 14. The
BJD is the party of
the chief minister of Orissa,
The Maoists have demanded the same conditions for Hikaka's release as those for Claudio Colangelo and Paolo Bosusco. Among these, a halt to all anti-Maoist military operations and the release of some prisoners, including the wife of a local leader Sabyasachi Panda. BD Sharma and Dandapani Mohanty, negotiators engaged in negotiations for the liberation of the Italians, have called on the Maoists to release the BJD MP.
Meanwhile, the television channel CNN-Ibn reports that Bosusco has sent a letter to his family. In it, the guide says: "I was kidnapped by a local extremist group and I hope that everything will end soon. If something goes very badly, I just want to tell you that I love you."