A search is on for Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate for Jharkhand assembly polls, Ramchandra Singh, who was abducted on Thursday night by suspected Naxalites in Latehar district.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Sashinath Jha and Superintendent of Police Kuldip Diwedi were supervising the search operation, the police said on Thursday. Singh, a Member of Legislative Assembly in the just dissolved Jharkhand assembly, was returning along with his aide from a function on Thursday night when suspected Naxalites intercepted his car and kidnapped Singh and some of his supporters in Dhanukua village.
The abductors freed five of his supporters. Inspector General of Police Rezi Dung Dung had on Thursday night claimed that the police had information that the MLA and his aide had also been released. The police were trying to establish contact with them, he said.
Singh was one of the RJD MLAs who had represented the party in the Jharkhand assembly from 2005 till its dissolution on November 1. He has been re-nominated as the party's candidate for Maneka constituency.