5 yrs after Malkangiri abduction, IAS officer back in Odisha

The 36-year old Odisha-cadre IAS officer, who hails from Andhra Pradesh, made headlines in February 2011 when Maoists abducted him and a junior engineer. The two were released after nine days of negotiation.

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar | Published: March 19, 2016 2:17:09 am

More than five years after he was abducted by Maoists during his tenure as Malkangiri district collector, 2005-batch IAS officer R Vineel Krishna Friday returned to Odisha as CEO of Bhubaneswar Smart City Special Purpose Vehicle.

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The 36-year old Odisha-cadre IAS officer, who hails from Andhra Pradesh, made headlines in February 2011 when Maoists abducted him and a junior engineer. The two were released after nine days of negotiation. The Odisha government had to release five suspected Maoists.

Krishna was on central deputation. He was private secretary to the Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh till May 2014. Subsequently, he was CEO of Roshni, an initiative of UNDP and Indian government. His central deputation ended this month.

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