CRPF personnel injured in landmine explosion
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 03, 2010, 12:46
  
Midnapore: Ahead of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's visit to naxal-hit Lalgarh area of West Midnapore district, Maoists exploded a landmine injuring a CRPF personnel.

The landmine was planted along a roadside in Bamal area and when the CRPF jawan stepped on it, the explosive went off, police said.

Security has been beefed up in Lalgarh where Chidambaram is expected to visit tomorrow, with 1000 CRPF personnel deployed along with special anti-naxal force.

Twenty mobile camps of CRPF and special action force personnel are functioning at Lalgarh, Binpur, Salboni and Goaltore, besides the CRPF intelligence unit from Lalgarh, the sources said.

Chidambaram will meet senior officials from the administration and police to review the joint operations to flush out Maoists from the area.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, April 03, 2010, 12:46


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