Maoist camp destroyed in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 23:44

Ranchi: A CPI (Maoist) camp was on Sonday
destroyed at Bandgaon in West Singhbhum of Jharkhand,
apparently days after top Maoist leaders gathered there, a top
CRPF official said.

"The items the security forces recovered from the camp
indicate that top Maoists had gathered there to plan some
strategy," CRPF Deputy Inspector General of Police, Alok Raj
said.

Among the recovered materials were dry fish, rice and
jaggery which also points that the Maoist leaders belong to
either Andhra Pradesh or West Bengal...a computer table also
indicates presence of top Maoist leaders, he said.

About twenty clamour mines were found in the camp
and had been destroyed, he added.

A total of five securitymen were injured yesterday
during the fierce encounter with the Maoists near the same
place. While three were admitted to a hospital here, two were
airlifted today, he said.

The condition of one of them was stated to be very
critical.

"We have stepped up the anti-Naxal operations, more
forces will be deployed," he said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 23:44

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