Prashant Bhushan refuses to mediate in Chhattisgarh collector's abduction
Team Anna member and Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan refused to mediate on behalf of the Maoists in talks with the Chhattisgarh government. But he appealed to Maoists to unconditionally free abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon.
Prashant Bhushan stated that the demands of the Maoists were "justified" and government should address the issues facing them. In a statement, maoists had named three mediators, including lawyer Prashant Bhushan, for negotiations. They also termed Menon's health as critical and asked the mediators to bring medicines along with them.