Missing Army Captain Found in UP, Says He Was Abducted 

Captain Shikhar Deep claims he was abducted after crossing the Patna station and kept in a deserted place.

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A week after he went missing from a train on his way to New Delhi from Katihar in Bihar, Army Captain Shikhar Deep on Saturday appeared at the Faizabad police station in Uttar Pradesh.

I have talked to Captain Shikhar Deep over phone. He is in Kotwali police station of Faizabad district and he is fine. The army personnel took him to Dogra cantonment (in Faizabad)
Jitendra Kumar Mishra, Superintendent of Railway Police (SRP)

Mishra said Shikhar Deep called his sister on her mobile in Katihar this morning and informed her that he was at Kotwali police station of Faizabad.

She then informed their father Anant Kumar, a Lt Col-rank officer posted at Ranchi, who in turn told the SRP about his son’s sudden appearance at Faizabad. Mishra said Shikhar Deep got off Mahananda Express at Patna Junction to drink water and lost consciousness thereafter.

When he regained consciousness, the Captain said he found himself tied to a chair in an unknown place. He managed to free himself, run a few kilometres and then take the Kamakhya Express.

However, the Army officer could not tell him the place where he boarded the Kamakhya Express and where he deboarded.

Shikhar Deep, who is posted in Jammu and Kashmir, had boarded Mahananda Express from Katihar on 6 February to go to New Delhi. His family had last spoken to him on phone that night but he did not reach Delhi.

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