On Wednesday, the government opened negotiations with the Maoists. A senior police official based in the headquarters in Kolkata spoke to Maoist leader Kishenji over phone and agreed on the swap - the release of the fourteen tribal women for securing the safe homecoming of police inspector Atindranath Dutta.
But on Thursday, the district police and federal para-military forces based around Sankrail, perhaps unaware of the secret parleys, started combing the area, causing hiccups in implementing the swap. "But if all goes well, we should be able to release the kidnapped police official today," Kishenji said.
There was some concern for the fate of the kidnapped official after the beheading of a police inspector Francis Induwar in the neighbouring state of Jharkhand earlier this month. kidnapped official Atindranath Dutta's wife Indrani appealed to the Maoists through television to spare her husband and even visited the West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, who assured her of "expeditious action." န Photos : AP and AFP
Bogra, 22 October : A training aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force crashed Thursday before landing at the country's northwestern Bogra district, some 197 km away of capital Dhaka, leaving two pilots injured, a senior official said.
The official of the South Asian country's Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate told on Thursday that the training aircraft crashed at about 12.02 p.m. local time just before landing at local Bogra airport. Based on initial reports, he said local air base officials rushed to the accident site and pulled out the injured pilots from the crash-damaged aircraft and they were sent to the Combined Military Hospital in Bogra for treatment.