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Dantewada police chief shifted after Maoist attack

Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 13:39

Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government Thursday shifted the Dantewada district superintendent of police to police headquarters here after Maoists blew up a new police building in the district Tuesday, official sources said.
Sources said the announcement for the new police chief for one of India`s worst insurgency-hit districts will be made by the weekend.

They said the state government took a serious view of the rebel-attack and decided to shift the district superintendent of police, Ankit Garg.
On Tuesday, dozens of Maoists stormed into a two-storey building at Geedam town, some 10 km away from Dantewada town. They blew up the newly-constructed building which had been built by the state government at a cost of Rs.3.5 million.

The building, which was ready to be handed over to the police department, was located barely a km away from the existing Geedam police station where about two dozen policemen were present at the time of the incident. But no policemen reached the blast site for several hours.


First Published: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 13:39
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