CPI-M leader killed in West Bengal, explosive devices seized

Last Updated: Monday, November 23, 2009 - 21:48

Kolkata: Suspected Maoists shot dead a local
CPI-M leader in Jhargram area of West Midnapore district even
as joint forces unearthed a huge cache of landmines and other
explosive devices in the state, police said on Monday.

"During their routine search at Madhupur in Salbani, the
joint forces unearthed 10 landmines and seven crude explosive
devices," SP Manoj Kumar Verma said, adding no arrests have
been made so far.

On the other hand, Tapan Mahto, a member of CPI-M`s
Salbani branch committee, was called out from his Sirshi
village home by some people last night, taken to an isolated
place and gunned down, police said.

His body was found this morning at Boria near Jhargram,
they said, adding he was shot in the head thrice from a close
range.

Some Maoists posters found beside the body claimed he was
killed because he was a police informer.

PTI



First Published: Monday, November 23, 2009 - 21:48

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