WB Govt condemns police inspector's beheading

Kolkata: West Bengal government on Tuesday condemned the killing of the abducted Jharkhand police inspector Francis Induwar by Maoists.

"We strongly condemn the brutal killing. Nothing great could be achieved by beheading someone," state Chief Secretary Asok Mohan Chakraborty said here.

Describing the act as "nothing but terrorism", he said Maoists were killing people in similar way in West Bengal.

The state government was trying to stop killing, abduction and extortion of money and restore normalcy in the disturbed areas in the state.

Security has already been beefed up in different places, he said regretting that Maoists have so far killed over 70 people here.

"We have no other alternative but to act against such terrorism against the state," he said calling upon the media to write against Maoists highlighting their misdeeds.

Induwar, an inspector with Jharkhand Special Branch, had been kidnapped on September 30 by the Maoists from Hembrom Bazaar in Khunti district, about 70 km from Ranchi.

The Maoists earlier said the police officer could be released only after rebels Kobad Ghandy, Chhatradhar Mahato and Bhusan Yadav, arrested on different dates and places, were freed.

Bureau Report