Rakeshwar Singh Manhas walks free and safe, said Bastar Range IG P Sundarraj. After five days in Maoist captivity, Central Reserve police force (CRPF) personnel Rakeshwar Singh Manhas walked free on Thursday evening after the rebels released him at an undisclosed location in the forests of South Bastar in Chhattisgarh. “It was an unconditional release. The abducted CRPF’s CoBRA battalion commando was handed over to social worker Dharamlal Saini and tribal community leader Telam Boraiya, who were the emissaries for his release”, official sources confirmed. Manhas is currently at the Basaguda police station.