One shot at, another abducted by suspected Maoists in Chatra
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:06
Chatra (Jharkhand): Suspected Maoists shot at a person and kidnapped a government employee while unknown gunmen looted a nationalised bank in separate incidents in Jharkhand today.

Binod Singh, the Munsi of a contractor engaged in road construction, was critically wounded when suspected Maoists fired at him at Itkhori in Chatra district, Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar said. Singh has been admitted to a hospital and his condition was stated to be critical, he said.

He had been shot at after his employer refused to pay extortion to the Maoists. A government Amin (a person appointed by the government to measure land) was also kidnapped during the day.

The police were checking which naxal group was behind the abduction. At least four naxal outfits operate in Chatra. In another incident, seven armed men barged into the Bank of India's Tutilava branch and took its manager hostage before escaping with Rs 2.22 lakh, the SP said.

Two persons have been taken into custody for interrogation in this connection, he added.


First Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:06

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