Joint forces detect landmines in West Bengal
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 21:00
  
Jhargram: Joint forces in West Bengal on Thursday detected three landmines, suspected to have been planted by Maoists, at Labhadhara area in Paschim Midnapore district, police said.

The Joint forces detected the three landmines connected with wires while patrolling in Ladhadhara, they said, adding a bomb squad was called and the explosives have been defused.

A large number of Maoist posters were also found in the area, they said.

The discovery of landmines came ahead of Trinamool Congress MP Subhendu Adhikary's scheduled anti-Maoist padayatra in Jhargram on November 12, with Labhadhara lying enroute.

Security in the area has been tightened in view of the proposed padayatra and patrolling by the joint forces has also been intensified, officials said.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 21:00


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