External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has spoken to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik regarding the reported abduction of a Candian national in the state.
“I have spoken to Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister regarding the reported abduction of a Canadian national in Koraput district of Odisha,” Swaraj tweeted today.
She has also asked for a report from the state government.
According to local media reports, John, a Canadian national, went on a bike ride into the forests on Monday, but did not come back.
Authorities now suspect that he may have been kidnapped by Naxalites, the reports said, adding a massive search operation has been launched to trace him.