Combing operation continues for the 4th day in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 00:16

Ranchi: At least two persons were detained
in Jharkhand`s East Singhbhum district, bordering West Bengal,
as police forces of the two states moved through treacherous
terrains in continuing joint anti-Maoist operation on Saturday.

"Two-three persons have been detained at Basadera under
Ghatsilla police station during the anti-Maoist operation, and
the securitymen are questioning them," a senior police officer
told agency on phone.
He said the security personnel from the two states
continued the joint operations in difficult terrains looking
for Maoist camps and their hideouts.

With the help of the securitymen, the villagers of
Dayanmari in Ghatsilla recovered articles looted by the
Maoists from the house of one Bidu Banra, who was killed by
the Naxals last week.

"The villagers themselves accompanied the securitymen
and found the articles looted by the Maoists from Banra`s
house. Banra had been stabbed to death by the Maoists, who
accused him of mixing drug in their food to later lynch them,"
the officer said.

The apprehension was caused by a similar incident at
Lango in East Singhbhum seven years ago when 11 Maoists had
been lynched after being drugged.
"Only after the conclusion of the operations we could be
able to tell the geography," the police officer said when
asked about the red zone.

The officer said the security personnel have been advised
to bring to the notice of their section commander if they come
across any improvised explosive device anywhere in the
operational area.

The morale of the security men was boosted after the
CRPF`s Director General Vikram Srivastav yesterday lauded
their work in the joint operations.

During his two-day stay, Srivastav held meetings with
senior Jharkhand police officials and discussed about ongoing
operations.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 00:16

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