New Delhi:   Amidst ongoing hostage crisis in Odisha and release of the state’s BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka still appearing distant, the security situation in the country has once again landed in another crisis with the abduction of Collector of Chhattisgarh's Sukma District Alex Pal Menon by Maoist on Saturday.
This has sparked a political row between the arch rival parties Congress and the BJP. State Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has assured to make all efforts to ensure the release of the Collector, but the opposition Congress has blamed the state government of promoting misrule in the state.

Reacting on the incident, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh assured that the state government would take all the necessary steps to free the collector from the clutches of Maoists.
“We are analysing the situation and will do all that to ensure the release of Collector.” Raman Singh said.

Congress leader BK Hariprasad has accused the state government of “lawlessness”.
“State government is unable to provide safety and protection to the citizens of state. There’s no law and order,” said B K Hariparasad, AICC general secretary, in charge of Chhattisgarh.

In the meanwhile, Ministry of Home affairs said it is in constant touch with the government of Chhattisgarh.
Reportedly Union Home Minister P Chidambaram spoke to state Chief Minister Raman Singh and assured him all possible help for Menon’s release.

Asking for the strict action, Leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, said “Maoists spread everywhere. Strict actions need to be taken against them.”

Naxals on Saturday abducted Sukma district Collector in Bastar region. The incident took place when he was returning from a programme under `Gram Suraj Campaign'.

According to police, Maoists also killed two guards escorting the abducted DM.