Jharkhand Maoists camps razed, bandh evokes mixed response
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 20:55
Ranchi/Simdega: Three camps of the CPI (Maoist) were today razed by securitymen in Jharkhand's Simdega district as the Maoist-sponsored statewide bandh evoked mixed response.

Personnel of the newly formed Jharkhand Jaguar Force (JJF) raided the camps situated near Khareganja village in Simdega, about 90 km from Ranchi, and demolished the camps and took one person into custody, police sources said.

Six guns, one pistol, which had been stolen from the police, and cartridges were seized from the camps, they said.

The raids by the JJF were led by Kolibira police station in-charge N K Sinha, the sources said, adding the anti-naxal operation was on.

In Latehar, Palamau, Khunti, East and West Singhbhum districts the bandh was reported to be total while the shutdown call had no effect in the Santhal Pargana region comprising six districts.

Mineral transport was affected as truckers went off the road. Long distance buses were also not found in the national highway, according to reports.

In Palamau, trains passed with police escort while the railway services remained normal elsewhere.

The CPI (Maoist) called the bandh in protest against price rise.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 20:55

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