Landmine blast: Mukhia and his aide arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 22:26

Garhwa: Two persons, including
a village head, were on Tuesday arrested in connection with the
January 22 landmine blast that killed 13 policemen near
Bariganwa forest of the district.

We have arrested Ramdas Minz, the Mukhia (head of
Bargarh village under Bhandaria police station) and his aide
Fida Hussain, Superintendent of Police Michael S Raj said
over phone.

Minz and Hussain face charges of murder and criminal
conspiracy, besides other sections, he said.

On Saturday, the Maoists blew up an anti-landmine
vehicle to kill 13 policemen.

The incident happened when the policemen were going to
Bargarh after getting information that some local people had
enforced a shutdown in protest against the location of an
under-construction health centre.


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First Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 22:26

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