Purulia: Bodies of two Maoists killed
in an encounter with joint forces on Monday night were found
in the deep forests of Ghatbera in Balarampur area of Purulia
district on Tuesday.
IG, Western Range, Gangeswar Singh said the two were
shot dead in the encounter which took place after the killing
of two Trinamool Congress (TC) workers by the ultras
Two joint force personnel were injured in the encounter
and were being airlifted to Kolkata for treatment, he said.
Search is on in the forests to find if there were any
more bodies as the Maoists were suspected to have fled to
neighbouring Dalma Hills in Jharkhand after the encounter
which lasted for over an hour.
Additional forces have been rushed to Ghatbera, where
a police camp already exists, Singh said, adding no one has
been arrested so far.
Meanwhile, post mortem of the bodies of Ajit Singh
Sardar and Baku Singh Sardar - the father-son duo who were
called out of their homes and killed by the extremists
yesterday - has been completed and they were being taken to
Kolkata, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will pay her
respects to them.
A procession with the bodies would be taken out in the
city by TC.
Banerjee has said that joint operations would be
intensified against Maoists, whom she has described as
"terrorists, murderers, jungle mafia and supari killers."