07 Apr '12, 8am

India rebels warn of "extreme steps" over Italian captive

India rebels warn of "extreme steps" over Italian captive

BHUBANESWAR, India: Maoist rebels holding an Italian tour guide hostage in India have threatened "extreme steps" unless their demand for the release of their jailed comrades is met by Tuesday. The rebels in the eastern state of Orissa did not specify in a tape recording sent to media late on Friday what they might do, but in the past Maoists have mutilated and killed their captives. It is however the first time that the rebels have targeted foreigners. "We want a clear-cut written commitment from the government concerning our demands. We won't release the Italian national until then," rebel leader Sabyasachi Panda said in the audio message received by AFP. Otherwise, he said, they may take "extreme steps". The Orissa state government has said it will free 27 prisoners in exchange for tour guide Paolo Bosusco and a local lawmaker who is being held in another part of the sta...

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