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Toll mounts to eight in Jharkhand landmine blast

Last Updated: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 19:08

Gumla (Jharkhand): The death toll in
landmine blast mounted to eight after the body of the missing
policeman was recovered on Saturday.

Jharkhand Director General of Police Niaz Ahmed sought
explanation from the Superintendent of Police of Gumla on the
incident where six police personnel and a civilian had been
killed when Maoists blew up their vehicle near Gurdari mines
in Bishunpur police station Friday night.

"The incident seems negligence on the part of the
district police. We have sought explanation from the SP (in
this regard)," the newly-appointed DGP told newsmen here.

"Any policeman killed in such incidents is a great
loss of the state. The police system has to be strengthened,"
he said.

Three Inspectors General and two Deputy Inspectors
General accompanied the DGP to Gumla where funeral of the dead
policemen were held with full honour.


First Published: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 19:08
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