Maoists gun down Cong leader in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 15:10

Simdega (Jharkhand): A local Congress leader
was shot dead by the CPI (Maoists) in Lumbatoli village while
an ex-Congress MLA was threatened in Simdega district.

The victim, Hemant Bage, also the brother-in-law of
Sub-divisional officer of Simdega S Bhuiyan, was on way to
his in-laws` place when a group of ultras intercepted
his vehicle and shot him dead, Sub-divisional Police Officer
(Simdega), Varun Kumar said Monday

Kumar said the ultras than set the vehicle on fire along
with the body of Bage. Police recovered the half burnt
vehicle as well as Bage’s body today.

Kumar said the ultras have left behind posters owning
responsibility for the crime.

Police has launched a massive search operation in the area
to track down the ultras.

An ex-Congress MLA, Neol Tirkey of Tamra village was
yesterday threatened by the Maoists.

Police today recovered posters from the village cautioning
Tirkey not to speak against the Maoists or support Operation
Greenhunt and not to carry out development projects.

Earlier, the CPI (Maoists) had ordered Congress
party leaders and workers in Jharkhand, including those
of Palamu district Congress committee to snap ties with the
party or face the consequences.

The Maoists had gunned down the Dalbhumgarh Block
President of Congress, Gobardhan Mahali in Dalbhumgarh under
naxal-hit Ghatsila sub-division of East Singhbhum district on
March 30 last.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 15:10

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