Saturday, April 21, 2012

Maoists have abducted District Collector in Chattisgarh, Alex Paul Menon

Maoists have abducted District Collector in Chattisgarh, Alex Paul Menon(2006 Batch). His two Security Guards have been shot dead.  The Maoists, who were present at the function in plain clothes, walked up to the collector around 4.45 p.m. and tried to take him with them. When Menon's two guards tried to resist them, the rebels shot them dead, an official said.

 Brimming with enthusiasm, young IAS officer Alex Paul Menon - who was abducted by Maoists in Bastar area of Chhattisgarh - used to tell the government officers and staff in Sukma district that they should not try to shirk work taking an excuse of Naxalite threat in their respective areas.

"Don't take the excuse of Naxalism for not doing work," the 2006 batch IAS officer used to tell the grassroot-level government machinery during his visits to the remote locations of Sukma district, considered as a Maoist hotbed in tribal Bastar region.  Sukma district was carved out of the trouble-torn Dantewada, also known as South Bastar, in January this year as a part of the state government's exercise to speed up the development process.

One of our friend Priyatu Mandal has made a Facebook Page on Alex. In these difficult times, this is an effective way of getting our collective voice heard. Please note that a Facebook Page is searchable on Google, and you can view this page even if you are not part of Facebook, or not added to any group. Show your support by Liking the page, and write what you have to. Please visit

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