Jharkhand: Cop killed, 2 injured in blast by Maoists

Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 20:47

Jamshedpur: A police constable was killed
while two others including a CRPF personnel were injured in a
landmine blast triggered by CPI (Maoists) at Dainmari in
Naxal-hit Ghatsila sub-division of East Singhbhum district
on Thursday.

Superintendent of Police (Rural), Ranji Prasad said
the security personnel were on a long-range patrolling
following a tip-off about Maoist activities at Dainmari and
the vicinity when the encounter began.

In the ensuing landmine blast, triggered by the
ultras, one constable identified as Rajesh Kumar Saw, the
bodyguard of Sub-divisional Police Officer (Ghatsila) Aneesh
Gupta, was killed while a district police jawan Ganesh and a
CRPF havildar Vinod suffered minor injuries.

The district police launched a combing operation as
part of securty build-up in the run up to the assembly polls
in neighbouring West Bengal and the recent assault of some
villagers by a group of Maoists.

Aditional forces rushed to the spot and a massive
search operation was on in naxal-hit Dainmari and vicinity
bordering Belpahari in Bengal.


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First Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 20:47

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