Former minister escapes Maoist attack

Former Jharkhand minister Girinath escaped unhurt after Maoists attacked his motorcade injuring four including two policemen at Auraia in Garwah district on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2009, 19:03 PM IST

Garwah: Former Jharkhand
minister Girinath escaped unhurt after Maoists attacked his
motorcade injuring four including two policemen at Auraia in
Garwah district on Wednesday.

The Maoists triggered a landmine as the escort jeep of
Singh, a RJD candidate, passed and then opened fire, Garwah
Deputy Commissioner, Vijay Kumar Singh, told newsmen here.

Two policemen and the civilian driver were wounded in
the firing, he said. A woman villager was also injured.

Singh, who was in a car behing the escort jeep escaped
unhurt, Singh said.

"The injured are being airlifted to hospital," he
said.

Singh, who is contesting from Garwah assembly seat,
was returning from an election meeting addressed by RJD chief
Lalu Prasad.

Garwah is among the 16 Maoist-hit constituencies
where assembly elections in the last phase will be held on
Friday.

PTI