The MHA said that if any case has been booked in states and the UTs under Section 66A of the IT Act, 2000, they should be immediately withdrawn.
Bandyopadhyay, who was due to retire on May 31, was given an extension of three months and days later asked to report at the Centre. However, Banerjee announced his retirement on Monday and appointed him as chief advisor.
A two-page statement reportedly issued by Dandakarnya Special Zonal Committee of the CPI (Maoists) said the abducted jawan 'will be safe in their custody' and would be handed over to the police after mediation.
The guidelines said that international travel, except those permitted by the Centre, would remain shut while state and UT governments were given the flexibility to decide on reopening of schools and coaching institutions in a graded manner.