4 Jharkhand mines dept officials ‘abducted’ by Naxalites

Chaibasa: Four officials of Jharkhand Mines Department were suspected to have been abducted by Naxalites in West Singhbhum district on Friday.

According to Superintendent of Police Narendra Kumar Singh, four officials were suspected to have been kidnapped around 4 pm by Naxalites from Roro’s asbestos mines under Muffasil police station near Chaibasa, the headquarters town of West Singhbhum district.

The officials did not inform the local police station before visiting the mine area, he said, adding that the security forces had surrounded the area and a search operation was on to locate them.