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By BP Staff On 4 May, 2012 At 09:38 PM | Categorized in Nation

Chattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh and the Maoists’ mediators on Friday emphatically said there was no secret deal or any quid pro quo between Naxals and the state government behind the release of Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon after he was held hostage for 12 days. A day after he was set free, the 32-year-old…Continue Reading…

By IANS On 4 May, 2012 At 04:53 PM | Categorized in Nation
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Chhattisgarh’s Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon reached home Friday morning, 13 days after he had been kidnapped by the Maoists. His wife Asha, who is pregnant, was there to receive him at the door of their home. As he was greeted by his wife and other family members with the traditional ‘aarti’, scores of…Continue Reading…

By IANS On 4 May, 2012 At 04:14 AM | Categorized in Nation
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Sukma Collector Alex Paul MEnon has been freed by Maoist militants on Thursday after for 12 days. A happy Menon said he was willing to serve in Sukma as collector again. Menon, an IAS officer from Tamil Nadu, walked out of the Maoists hideout after 6.30 p.m. looking tired and exhausted. He was abducted from…Continue Reading…

By BP Staff On 2 May, 2012 At 01:29 AM | Categorized in Nation

Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon, will be freed on Thursday according to a late night statement released by Maoists. “We are ready to hand over Menon on May 3 in front of people of Tadmetla.” The 32-year-old IAS officer, who was abducted on April 21, will be handed over to the two mediators of the…Continue Reading…

By BP Staff On 1 May, 2012 At 11:53 AM | Categorized in Nation
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Abducted Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon may be released in the next 48 hours as the Maoist interlocutors and the Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators agreeing Monday night to form a high-powered panel to deal with the Maoists’ demands. Maoist interlocutors, Hyderabad-based professor G. Hargopal and Delhi-based former IAS officer B.D. Sharma and government mediators Nirmala Buch…Continue Reading…

By BP Staff On 29 Apr, 2012 At 11:19 PM | Categorized in Nation

Abducted Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon is safe, two interlocutors who met Maoists in their jungle hideout said Sunday, adding the rebels had replied to the Chhattisgarh government’s message on their demands for his release. The two interlocutors – Hyderabad-based professor G. Hargopal and former IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer B.D. Sharma – had gone…Continue Reading…

By BP Staff On 29 Apr, 2012 At 01:57 PM | Categorized in Nation

Abducted Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon spent the eighth day in the captivity of Maoists’ whose mediators travelled to Tadmetla forests to seek instructions from them after talks with government mediators for the IAS officer’s release failed. Faced with the demands of ultras, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has convened a meeting of his senior…Continue Reading…

By BP Staff On 27 Apr, 2012 At 05:58 AM | Categorized in Nation

Efforts for the release of Menon, the Sukma collector, picked up pace with the mediators appointed by the Maoists reaching Raipur to meet the government’s negotiators. Some of the tension was relieved after Left leader Manish Kunjam, who delivered the urgently needed asthma medicines to him, said he was “fine and safe”. Menon, a 2006…Continue Reading…

By BP Staff On 26 Apr, 2012 At 01:01 PM | Categorized in Nation

Alex Paul Menon was “fine and safe”, Left leader Manish Kunjam said Thursday after delivering asthma medicines for Chhattisgarh’s Sukma collector who has been in Maoist captivity since April 21. As uncertainty over Menon’s fate mounted, Kunjam told journalists in Sukma, about 500 km from here: “Alex is fine and safe.” Returning from the hideout,…Continue Reading…

By BP Staff On 25 Apr, 2012 At 12:26 PM | Categorized in Nation
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Had he not been a bureaucrat, Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon would have been a journalist, says an old friend, recalling how he switched career tracks to focus on his commitment to uplift the downtrodden. Menon, 32, a 2006 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer kidnapped by Maoists, was a student journalist with…Continue Reading…