The three policemen abducted by the naxalites on January 22 in Kanker district have been released, police officials said on Monday.
Pawan Dev, DIG (State Intelligence Bureau) told PTI on Monday that the three policemen were freed by the Left-wing extremists on Sunday evening and they reached Kanker Sunday night.
The DIG said the released policemen were being questioned to know how they were abducted, where were they kept, and how were they treated.
The released policemen said that they were abducted when they had gone to Sode village, four kilometres from Amabeda police station, to make telephone calls to their homes, Dev said.
The extremists also took their mobile handsets and two motor cycles from them. All the three policemen - Lakhan Netam, Chandrasekhar Thakur and Ramprakahs Tiwari were stationed at Amabeda police station.
According to the police, the extremists had taken them deep into the jungles, tied them in trees and threatened them to quit the police service.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh yesterday had ordered for a comprehensive search operation to trace the these missing security personnel.
He had also asked the State Home Secretary to constitute separate search teams and to take the help of helicopter for tracing the missing jawans.