Joint forces detect landmines in West Bengal

Joint forces in West Bengal on Thursday detected three landmines, suspected to have been planted by Maoists, at Labhadhara area in Paschim Midnapore

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

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