Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy today accused the West Bengal unit of BJP for trying to disturb peace in the state, specially in the Junglemahal area.
The final voter turnout in the polling for six Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, including in the Maoist-affected Junglemahal area, stood at over 82 percent.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the days of fear were gone and vowed that they would not be allowed to return into the region.
Two Maoists surrendered to Mamata Banerjee on Saturday in junglemahal.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government was committed to safeguard the interests of tribals and to ensure that their rights were protected.
Joint forces on Thursday recovered a huge cache of arms and explosive from Bagjhapa, about 12 km from here, police said.
For the first time, seven hardcore Maoists from junglemahal, including slain Kishenji`s bodyguard, surrendered with firearms.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will complete a year in office on May 20.
In a fresh operation to flush
out Maoists from `Junglemahal` area, joint forces today began moving towards the forest belt near Jharkhand border in West Midnapore district.
The plot was discovered following the arrest of six
linkmen on the basis of a statement of a Maoist sympathiser.
PM once described the Maoists insurgency as the biggest internal security challenge.
The joint forces on Wednesday
launched an operation in junglemahal after information that
top Maoist leader Kishenji and others could have taken refuge
in forests in West Midnapore district.
The joint forces raided the Borihati forest in
Jamboni police station area in West Midnapore on a tip off that that a Maoist squad leader was hiding.
Stepping up operations in
Junglemahal, the joint security forces are carrying out night
searches on foot in forested areas of the region to track down
Joint security forces are maintaining round-the-clock patrols in four police station areas around Ayodhya hills in Purulia district as part of stepped up efforts to smash Maoist dens.
The Intelligence Bureau on Friday issued a warning that Maoists active in West Bengal are planning to eliminate Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with twelve of her cabinet ministers.
Noting that talks and killings could not continue together, the CM earlier in the day dubbed Maoists to be "more dangerous than terrorists".
Stepping up anti-Maoist operations,
joint security forces on Wednesday carried out searches and raids in
Purulia and West Midnapore districts of Junglemahal.
The West Bengal government has recalled senior IPS officer Manoj Verma as Superintendent of Police, Counter Insurgency Force.
In a raid at Dakshinkhola and Bathri villages, one
AK-47 rifle, three INSAS rifles, one carbine, one musket, 70
kg of explosive powder were seized.
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