Report by Manoranjan Routray; Daringbadi: In a major relied to Odisha Government, Maoists release Italian Tourists in Saturday night 9.30 pm. Maoists release Italian Tourists near Tanjujia village of Daringbadi. This is informed by Kandhamal SDPO to media. SDPO said to media that the ultras release the 2 Italian tourists near Daringbadi-Chunudi road. It should be noted that the ultras release the two Italian Tourists after 11 days.
It should be noted two interlocutors nominated by the CPI(Maoist), B D Sharma and Dandapani Mohanty today appeals Maoists to release all the hostage. Maoists abducted two Italian tourists Paolo Bosusco and Claudio Colangelo on 14th March. But today the talks between the government and the Maoist-nominated negotiators to facilitate the release of the two Italians held hostage by the ultras since March 14 was today put off temporarily adding a dramatic twist to the 10-day-old incident. The discussions between the three higher government officials and two CPI (Maoist) representatives which began on Thursday evening took a dramatic turn after the kidnapping of Laxmipur MLA Jhina Hikaka by the left wing extremists in Koraput today.
“Talks have been suspended on the proposal of the two negotiators,”said Home Secretary Upendra Nath Behera as he came out of the meeting. “The Maoists have not stopped violent activities despite ceasefire,” rued Behera. The Home Secretary told the media that the government was waiting to know from the Maoists about the demands and conditions for the release of the abducted MLA.
The two interlocutors nominated by the CPI(Maoist), B D Sharma and Dandapani Mohanty have asked the naxalites to first release the three hostages including Jhina Hikaka for continuation of the dialogue between the two sides. The two negotiators also condemned the kidnaping of Laxmipur MLA.