One injured in Maoist firing in Bengal

The ultras fired from nearby jungles at the Jana Jagaran Mancha members who were holding a meeting in Adharishol village.

Kolkata: An activist of an anti-Maoist forum promoted by the Trinamool Congress was injured in firing by suspected left wing extremists in West Bengal`s West Midnapore district on Sunday, police said.

The ultras fired from nearby jungles at the Jana Jagaran Mancha members who were holding a meeting in Adharishol village.

The victim, Rupchand Soren, was taken to Jhargram sub-divisional hospital, police said.

The Mancha was formed a couple of months back to rally common people against the left wing ultras.

Following the incident, joint security forces encircled the area and started a combing mission, but could not apprehend any of the rebels.

Maoist guerrillas are active in West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura districts of the state.

IANS