VJAS urged Indian Prez to Release of Forest Officer Mr.Vilas Bardekar, Kidnapped by Militants since 13th May.
Nagpur-7th june 2010
Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti today urged Indian president smt. Pratibhatai patil to take up issue with central Govt. and Govt. arunachal Pradesh in order to arrange the release of forest officer from vidarbha , Mr.Vilas Bardekar (Joint director, social Forestry) who was abducted by suspected National Democratic Front of Bodoland Militants in Arunachal Pradesh(
Earlier State forest minister Patangrao Kadam said that the Arunachal Pradesh authorities, holding 'negotiations' with militants, have confirmed that Pune-based senior forest officer Vilas Bardekar is safe but now 23rd day no progress is seen in the precess of releasing the forest officer more over his whereabouts are also being not known by state govt. as there is very poor foloow up from Maharashtra administration,
Mr. Vilas bardekar was kidnapped from the Eagles Nest sanctuary in Daimara area along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, where rare species of butterflies are found.
butterflies, had gone to Arunachal Pradesh to study the rare species there.
“Hon.Ble President Smt.Pratibhatai Patil are from vidarbha and Bardekar is from Buldhana and has worked in Chandrapur, Bhandara and other places. He is a popular officer in the department., had recently completed his doctorate in 'Observation on Biodiversity and Systematics of butterflies of Chandrapur', hence we have urged Prez. to arrange to look in this serious and very sensitive kidnapping ’ Kishor Tiwari of VJAS added in the letter which was faxed today to Rashtrapati Bhavan.