Nine suspected CPM members arrested for possessing arms
In another embarrassment to the ruling CPM after the Netai massacre, the joint forces arrested nine persons, all suspected supporters of the party,and seized a cache of arms and ammunition at a village in Salboni in W Midnapore.
Kolkata: In another embarrassment to the
ruling CPI-M after the Netai massacre, the joint forces
arrested nine persons, all suspected supporters of the party,
and seized a cache of arms and ammunition at a village in
Salboni in West Midnapore district.
Some more people were detained in connection with the
seizure at Masina village, West Midnapore`s Additional SP
(Headquarters) Sukesh Kumar Jain said.
"The arrested persons` political affiliations cannot
be said for certain now pending completion of the
interrogation," Jain said.
IG (CRPF) T B Rao said the forces during the search
operation yesterday were fired upon by the suspected CPI-M
members. The forces retaliated injuring two persons.
Fifteen guns, 61 bullets, two socket bombs and three
landmines were seized, Rao said.
"All the people have been handed over to the police
for interrogation," Rao said.
According to police sources, a CPI-M camp had been
running at Masina village, which was once dominated by the
The arrests came in the backdrop of Trinamool Congress
chief Mamata Banerjee`s claims that CPI-M`s armed cadres had
been trying for `area domination` in troubled Lalgarh and
adjacent areas in Maoist-infested West Midnapore district.