Released from Naxals capture, CoBRA commando gets red carpet welcome on reaching hometown in Jammu

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/16/2021 4:38:44 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Apr 16: Released from the capture of naxals, a week after his release, the CoBRA Commander of CRPF on Friday was given a red carpet welcome on his arrival at his native village in Jammu.
The villagers were in jubilation and also distributed sweets on his arrival.
CoBRA CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, this morning arrived here and was garlanded by family members and relatives.
The wife and family members of the jawan had earlier expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the release of CoBRA CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who hails from Jammu.
Manhas who was abducted by Naxals, was released on April 8.
He was captured by the Naxals during the Bijapur ambush on April 3.
Union MoS in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh taking to micro-blogging site, had said, "a huge relief for the family as well as the entire #Jammu region. Thanks PM Sh @narendramodi. Thanks HM Sh @amitshah."
The jawan was brought to a CRPF camp in Bijapur after he was released.
Earlier, a photograph of Manhas sitting in a hut had surfaced.

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