Days of anxious silence gave technique to reduction and celebration on the home of soldier Rakeshwar Singh Manhas in Jammu because the information of his launch from Maoist captivity broke on Thursday.
Family members and family of the commando, who was kidnapped by Maoists after an encounter with safety forces in Chhattisgarh on April 3, have been moved to tears as they noticed visuals of him stepping out of an ambulance on a information channel.
Mr Manhas’ five-year-old daughter was seen kissing her father’s image on a cell phone.
“This is the happiest moment of my life. I always remained hopeful of his return and want to thank the central and Chhattisgarh governments and everybody else who stood by us during the testing times,” Mr Manhas’ spouse Meenu instructed reporters at their home in Burnai on the Jammu-Akhnoor street.
Twenty-two personnel from numerous safety forces just like the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) of the Central Reserve Police Force, its Bastariya battalion and people from the District Reserve Guard and STF of the Chhattisgarh Police have been killed within the ambush.
Thirty-one safety personnel have been additionally injured within the encounter.