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Maoist poster gives a new twist to mysterious disappearance of Kashmiri AIIMS student

Bhubaneswar: In a new twist in the mysterious disappearance of Kashmiri AIIMS student Suhail Aijaz from Bhubaneswar, an alleged Maoist poster was found at Baramunda fly-over here demanding release of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda in exchange of the missing student.

The poster that was found pasted in a pillar of the bus stand has been seized by the Commissionerate Police and investigation has already been initiated.

The poster written in a plain paper with a blue pen, bearing the name of Odisha cadre CPI Maoists claimed that the 20-year-old Suhail is in their detention and demanded that the State Government release of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, who is currently lodged in jail now.

“Release Sabyasachi Panda within seven days else we will kill Suhail Aijaz Kataria,” the poster mentioned.

The poster also threatened bomb explosions at Bhubaneswar railway station and different police stations on March 11, if their demands are not met soon.

Notably, Suhail, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, has been reportedly gone missing since February 9.

According to college authorities, Suhail had told his friends that he was leaving for a marriage in Chandigarh and would return in a week. He said he will be traveling through Kolkata. When he did not return even after nine days, his classmates informed college authorities.

Following which the AIIMS authorities lodged a missing complaint with Khandagiri police on February 18.

The police searched his room and found a letter addressed to his parents and friend in which he had written “I Quit”.

Suhail’s mobile phone was last traced near Kolkata on February 10, police reports said.

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