Consensus likely on Paolo release talks
In a written statement both the sides claimed to have arrived at common consensus on crucial issues relating to the release of the Maoist demands to free the Italian tour operator held hostage by the Odisha state unit of the CPI(Maoist). "The talks have ended on a good note and both the sides have agreed on quite a number of issues,"said Upendranath Behera, Home Secretary, addressing a joint press conference after the talks were over.
The governmnt officials during the talks informed the two mediators that the process has begun to facilitate the release of five prisoners out of six persons named by the Maoists to secure the freedom of Paolo. The two mediators have once again appealed the abductors of Paolo to soon release the Italian national.