Purulia (WB): Suspected Maoists tonight shot
dead two Trinamool Congress workers of the party at Balarampur
in Purulia district, a party MLA said.
The attackers, who came on a bike, called Ajit Singh
Sardar (56) and his son Baku Singh Sardar (26) from their
house to a nearby jungle at Ghatbera and shot them dead,
Trinamool Congress MLA from Purulia K P Singhdeo said.
The incident took place three days after Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee held a public meeting at the very place -
Balarampur, warning the extremists that the joint forces
operation would be resumed if the ultras continued with their
politics of violence.
The Trinamool MLA said quoting local people that the
attackers raised Maoist slogans before escaping deeper into
Though the police were yet to confirm the killings,
Singhdeo said the joint forces rushed to the site from nearby
Ghatbera police camp and engaged the Maoists in an encounter.
Security personnel launched a combing operation in the