CPM men kidnapped by Maoists in West Bengal
Midnapore: Three CPI(M) supporters were
abducted by tribal agitators from Goaltore area in restive
West Midnapore district this morning, the police said.
The three were local committee members of the CPI(M) and
were abducted in retaliation to the kidnap of a PCPA supporter
allegedly by Marxists yesterday, they said.
Last night, another local committee member Dilip Mahato
(40) was kidnapped from his home at Manidaha village in the
area and shot dead by Maoists. His home was also set ablaze,
Meanwhile, the indefinite bandh called by the People`s
Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA) from October 27 was
PCPA supporters had on Tuesday seized the
Bhubaneswar-Delhi Rajdhani Express at Banstala in the district
but it was freed by security forces after a five-hour hostage
drama. All passengers were safe.
The district has been witnessing unrest since November
last year against alleged police atrocities at Lalgarh.
The agitation started after police raided the homes of
tribals shortly after West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee and then union ministers Ram Vilas Paswan and
Jitin Prasada narrowly escaped a landmine blast at Salboni.
The PCPA under the leadership of Chhatradhar Mahato had
"liberated" Lalgarh and had free run for nine months before
the central forces and the local police recaptured the areas.
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