HomeBureaucracyIAS Alex Paul Menon, once abducted by Naxals, walks on firepath

IAS Alex Paul Menon, once abducted by Naxals, walks on firepath

Daredevil IAS officer Alex Paul Menon, who was once abducted by Naxals, now plays with danger and walks over flames

Alex Paul Menon, a 2006 batch IAS  of Chhattisgarh cadre literally plays with . In a post, this IAS officer, who was once kidnapped by naxalites, is seen walking naked foot on fire. 

Alex Paul Menon is considered as an adventure-loving officer, who just goes on road trips on his bike. In the viral video, Menon is seen with his friends cheering him up while he walks over flames.

A native of Tamilnadu, Alex Paul Menon has served in various capacities in . He is considered a daredevil officer and was once abducted by Naxals in Sukma where he was working as .

Currently, Alex Paul Menon is with minsitry of commerce. He is posted as development commissioner in Tamilnadu for last three years at Madras Export Processing Zone (MEPZ).

Alex Paul Menon was once kidnapped by Naxals

When Alex Paul Menon was collector in Sukma district in 3012, he was kidnapped by Naxals. Menon was then monitoring the water conservation works at Keralapal near Manhjipara. Probably, he is the only collector in the country who was abducted by Naxals. He was later rescued after mediation and worked normally after that without any fear.

What happened that day?

On April 21, 2012, Menon attended a meeting of tribal villagers to hear about their problems and developmental needs and to announce the introduction of modern agriculture and horticulture techniques to boost the income of villagers at Majhipara, a Sukma village.

 While he was attending the meeting, the rebels killed two security guards traveling with Menon and kidnapped him taking as a hostage.

 He was released from captivity on May 3, 2012. Menon is the first collector to have been abducted by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh.

Since then Menon had been trying for central deputation which finally happened on 2021. 

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