Kishenji killed in very clean operation: CRPF
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Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 2011, 17:42
  
Jhargram (WB): Wanted Maoist leader Kishenji was killed in a "very clean and successful" operation by the joint forces in West Midnapore district, CRPF Director General Vijay Kumar on Friday said.

"It was a very clean and successful operation and our boys did not waste a minute," he told reporters here in Burisole forest where Kishenji was killed.

"No, no, no," he said when asked about the allegation of fake encounter levelled by revolutionary poet and Maoist sympathiser Varvara Rao.

"It was a tactical and symbolic operation by the joint forces, particularly the CRPF and West Bengal police. They (Maoists) were under pressure as public help for them was not there, which helped us. It was a very important stride," Kumar said.

Asked whether the joint forces pursued only Kishenji, DIG (Midnapore Range) Vineet Goel said, "The operation was planned after we received intelligence input that a squad was holed up. And, we could pin him down.

"The operation is still on, but I can't share details with you."

PTI


First Published: Friday, November 25, 2011, 17:42


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