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BJP MLA escapes unhurt Maoist attack in Singhbhum

Last Updated: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 20:07

Chaibasa: BJP MLA Gurusaran Nayak
on Monday escaped a bid on his life when Maoists fired
indiscriminately a few metres away from his car near Harta
village in Jharkhand`s West Singhbhum district.

The incident took place over a month after Independent MP
Inder Singh Namdhari survived a rebel attack.

As soon as the Maoists opened fire some metres away from
Nayak`s car, the accompanying security personnel whisked him
away to a nearby CRPF camp, and no harm was done," SP Arun
Kumar Singh told reporters here.

Other security personnel stayed back and returned the
fire resulting in an encounter, he said, adding additional
reinforcements were rushed to the spot.

The legislator was returning after inaugurating the chief
minister`s Kanyadan Yozana at Harta Middle School in the
district when the incident took place.

"I was the target of the Maoists, but I am safe," Nayak
said when contacted.

On December 3, the Maoists attacked the convoy of
Namdhari, who escaped unhurt but 10 policemen and a child were
killed in that attack by the rebels at Ladu More in Latehar


First Published: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 20:07

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