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Assembly adopts resolution for safe release of abducted

(image) Bhubaneswar: Voicing concern over the abduction of the Malkangiri District Collector and junior engineer, Orissa Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution appealing for their safe release.

The resolution was moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Raghunath Mohanty after NCP legislature party leader Amar Satpathy made a proposal in this regard.

The House also shared the concern and agony of the family members of the two abducted officials.

Extending support to the government in the efforts for release of Vineel Krishna and Pabitra Mohan Majhi, BJP`s K V Singhdeo and Jay Narayan Mishra said all aspects should be considered carefully before taking any step. Both the kidnapped persons should be released unharmed, they said.

Independent legislator Pratap Sarangi said though it is a challenge, the government should not bow to the pressure mounted by the Maoists and act cautiously.

Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh and his Congress colleagues, including Mamata Madhi, said they were fully behind the government. The Maoists should release the collector and the junior engineer without causing them any harm because they were public servants, they said.

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