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Maoists ransack, set afire forest beat office in WB

Last Updated: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 19:02

Kolkata: Suspected Maoists ransacked and set afire a forest beat office, after bashing up its employees at Sarenga in West Bengal`s Bankura district Saturday night, police said on Sunday.

Police added that the ultras also threatened the employees with dire consequences if they returned to work there.

A group of 100 left wing rebels torched files and documents before fleeing.

This is the third attack on a forest beat office by the Maoists this month. The radicals are active in areas under 30 police stations in Bankura, West Midnapore and Purulia districts of the state.


First Published: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 19:02
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