CRPF man, Maoist killed in encounter in WB

A CRPF personnel and a Maoist were killed in an encounter in West Midnapore district.

Updated: Sep 26, 2010, 00:36 AM IST

Jhargram (WB): A CRPF personnel and a
Maoist were killed in an encounter between the joint forces
and rebels at Bandarboni and Cheraboni areas near Jhargram
town of West Midnapore district.

The encounter which began Friday night was still
continuing.

Police said the joint forces surrounded Bandarboni,
Cheraboni and Tetuldanga areas last night after getting a
tip-off that Maoists had taken shelter in those areas after
triggering a series of violent incidents in Jhargram recently.

As the joint force approached the areas, they were fired
upon by the Maoists, to which they retaliated, the police
said.

During a search operation today, the joint forces
recovered the bullet-ridden body of a CRPF personnel and a
Maoist from Bandarboni. They were yet to be identified, the
police said.

Arms were also recovered from the spot.

Suspected Maoists had yesterday blown up a building
housing the office of the Krishak Sabha at a village and set
afire to a community hall in Jhargram sub-division of West
Midnapore district.

The group then attacked the neighbouring village of
Radhanagar where they set ablaze a community hall, triggering
panic among the villagers.

On Thursday, a school employee Srikanta Mondol was killed
by the Maoists.

PTI