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4 CRPF men killed in landmine blast by Naxals
Published on 5 Oct. 2010 12:08 AM IST
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At least four security personnel, including two CRPF men, killed in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district in an IED blast triggered by Naxals on Monday.
The four were a part of a convoy returning from tour.
In Andhra Pradesh, police exchanged fire with a group of armed Maoists in Khammam district, but there were no casualties on either side.
The gunfight broke out at around 1 pm when a police team, on a combing operation, noticed movement of Naxals in the forests in Ashwaraopet mandal of the district bordering Chhattisgarh, police said.
The rebels managed to escape from the spot, they said, adding no casualties were reported from either side.
The police, however, seized one claymore mine, 20 kit bags, one hand-held communication device and Naxal literature, among other material, from the scene of the gunfight, a senior police officer told PTI over phone from Khammam.
“The firing has stopped as of now but the search operation is still continuing. There might have been at least 25 Maoists in the group,” he said.
Meanwhile, a Naxal, Puttiah alias Venkanna, who allegedly operated in Chhattisgarh, surrendered at Kothagudem in Khammam district today, police added.
Meanwhile, about 20 Naxals including a woman have been arrested from Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, police said Monday.
The Maoists were held yesterday from Dhanora taluka of the district acting on a tip off, they said.
As the police party proceeded towards the Naxal hideout, the outlaws, sensing trouble, opened fire which drew immediate retaliation from the patrol team, they said.
There were no casualities on the either side, police said.
Four indigenously made rifles and rounds were also recovered from them, they said.
The arrested Maoists are being interrogated and will be produced in a court later in the day for custody, police said.
The woman Naxal belongs to Militia Dalam and was allegedly involved in Hattigota violence in 2009.
3 killed by Maoists
Maoists shot dead three Forward Bloc activists in West Bengal’s Purulia district, police said Monday.
The killings took place late Sunday in Pardi village, Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Zulfikar Hassan said.
“A gang of 40 armed Maoists from Ayodhya Hills attacked the village and dragged the three out of their houses and killed them. A police team has gone there,” Hassan said.
According to villagers, the Maoist squad comprising 40-50 cadres attacked the village at 11.10 p.m. Sunday.
They dragged out Dasarath Majhi, Leru Majhi and Choto Majhi from their houses and took them to a culvert a few metres away and shot them dead around midnight.
Among the victims, Dasarath Majhi was a ration dealer, Hassan said.
Maoist posters claiming responsibility for the killings were found at the site, stating that all the Forward Bloc leaders were corrupt and were leading an anti-Maoist movement in the region, said Rajesh Majhi, a Forward Bloc supporter in Pardi village.
An intelligence official said: “We had information that the ultra Left rebels are planning to attack in the area and they have started assembling in Ayodhya hills.”
Purulia police superintendent said: “Joint forces are now conducting a search operation in the area.”
Maoists are active in three western districts of the state - West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura.

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