Malkangiri: The Canadian citizen, John who went missing from a forest in Chhatisgarh’s Sukma district last evening, is found safe at a village in the district, informed Sukma Superintendent of police today.
SP said, the foreigner is safe at Kistar village in Sukma district. The foreign national, John, had gone on a bike ride into the forests. However, locals detained him as they didn’t understand his language.
Earlier it was suspected that the foreigner has been abducted by Maoists. Meanwhile, Security forces had taken up combing operations and the Chhattisgarh police too have also launched a massive search operation to trace him.
Following reports of kidnapping, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj had sought a report from Odisha government regarding the incident. In the meanwhile, she had also spoken to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to underline the urgency of the situation.