490 in 2010 and 2 in 2021: Abductions for levy by naxals sees big drop


New Delhi, July 27: There has been a steady decrease in the total incidents of kidnapping for ransom by the Left Wing Extremists in the past three years. The year so far has reported only 2 cases as opposed to the six last year.

In 2018 a total of nine abductions were reported. Jharkhand reported 6, while Odisha and Chhattisgarh reported 2 and 1 respectively. In 2019, Bihar reported four cases, while Jharkhand reported 5. In 2020, the total number of cases stood at 6 with Jharkhand reporting 4 and Bihar and Chattisgarh reporting 1 case each.

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