Odisha: Sushma Swaraj speaks to Naveen Patnaik on abduction of Canadian national

According to local media reports, John, a Canadian national, went on a bike ride into the forests on Monday, but did not come back

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 28, 2017 7:59 pm

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.

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