Kisenji injured, hiding in West Midnapore: Police

Top Maoist leader Kisenji has been injured and hiding in West Midnapore district along with an associate and a woman leader, police on Saturday said.

Midnapore (WB): Top Maoist leader Kisenji
has been injured and hiding in West Midnapore district along
with an associate and a woman leader, police on Saturday said.

"Kisenji is hiding in the district and is injured.
His associate Bikash and woman leader Tara are hiding along
with him," district SP Manoj Verma told agency here.
Verma, however, did not identify the exact location
where they were hiding.

Kishenji is believed to have been injured in a fierce
encounter with the joint forces at Hatiloth forest on March
25. Tara is said to have led the Maoists who raided the
Eastern Frontier Rifles camp at Sildah in the district on
February 15 that left 24 personnel dead.

Police sources Bikash and Tara had plotted to attack
a CRPF camp in Kathijore when the encounter near Duli village
took place on June 16 in which eight Maoists were killed.

They said 30 Maoist suspects have been detained with
massive combing operations till underway.

"We believe that Maoists are still hiding in the areas
being combed," a source said.
Meanwhile, security forces recovered three guns, three
landmines, paramilitary uniforms, Maoist literature and
explosives during raids in the Ranja forest area this evening.

West Midnapore SP Manoj Verma said the joint security
forces, combining state police, CRPF and IRB, have cordoned
off the Ranja and nearby Arabari jungles and the raids would
continue.

Eight Maoists were killed in an encounter in Ranja forest
area on June 16.

PTI

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