Maoists attack CRPF camp in J’khand, one killed; struck in Bihar

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 18:30

Ranchi: Maoists opened fire at a make shift CRPF camp at Bundu in Jharkhand, leaving a villager dead and a jawan injured, police said on Wednesday.

In separate violent incidents elsewhere in Bihar, Maoists blew two mobile towers and killed another in Bihar

Armed Maoists attacked the camp located in a school, about 50 km from here, around 11 pm last night, Deputy Inspector General of Police, R K Mullick, said.

"While a CRPF jawan was injured in the firing, a villager was killed in the cross fire. The jawan is out of danger," Mullick said.

The school was being used by the CRPF as a temporary
camp to face naxal challenge in Ranchi district during their
bandh, Mullick said. The Maoist fled the spot after a strong
retaliatory action.

Maoists also blew up two mobile towers in Gaya district and set afire four vehicles at Tilhautu in Bihar`s Rohtas district as the 48-hour shut down called by them ended last night in five states.

Around 400 ultras detonated dynamites to blow up the towers at Guraru and at Gurua in Gaya district last night, ADG (HQ) Neelmani told reporters.

The naxalites also blocked the road at Tilhautu in Rohtas and torched four vehicles.The naxalites told passengers to vacate the vehicles before setting them on fire, he said.

The Maoists had called the 48-hour shut down in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa and Chhattisgarh to protest the recent arrest of their two top leaders.

In another incident, Maoist rebels killed one person by sliting his throat at Ladui village in Bihar`s Munger district in the wee hours today.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ram Anugraha Singh said the ultras numbering around five overpowered 30 year-old Varun Paswan, son of village head Darogi Paswan, and slit his throat.

A combing operation has been launched in the area to
apprehend the naxalites, he added.

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First Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 18:30

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