Maoist rebels abducted a government official Tuesday evening from Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, police said.
According to police, suspected activists of the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a Maoist organisation, abducted Nirmal Toppo, Circle Officer of Keredari block of Hazaribagh district when he had gone to inspect development work in a rural area.
According to police, Toppo's car was stopped by armed rebels near Patra bridge of Hazaribagh district, around 130 km from Ranchi. The driver of the car was later freed by the rebels.
Police have launched an operation to rescue the abducted official.