.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rakeshwar Singh Manhas hails from Jammu and is a commando with the 210th CoBRA battalion. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, the CoBRA commando, was brought to the Tarrem camp of the CRPF in Bijapur
  • "Today is the happiest day of my life. I always remained hopeful of his return," Manhas' wife said
  • 22 security personnel were killed after a group of an estimated 400 Naxals ambushed a large contingent on April 3

.Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India
A fierce gunfight between Maoists and security forces led to the death of 22 security personnel on April 3. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The person in the photo shows Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, a commando with the 210th CoBRA battalion, sitting in a hut
  • CPI(Maoist) had issued a statement in Hindi on Tuesday, saying Manhas had been abducted by its cadres from site of ambush
  • The gunfight claimed the lives of a total of eight CRPF personnel

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A purported statement by Maoists claimed that they abducted a jawan during a recent gun battle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district. (PTI File Photo)

  • The statement is reportedly issued by Dandakarnya Special Zonal Committee (DSZC) of the CPI (Maoists)
  • They said the abducted jawan "will be safe in their custody"
  • The statement is being looked into, a senior security officer and a CRPF commander said