Friday, February 29, 2008

Maoist posters on top cop home wall

Statesman News Service

KOLKATA, Feb 28: Tension ran high after police spotted some posters put up by the CPI (Maoists) on the boundary wall of the bungalow of superintendent of police at Barasat in North-24 Parganas (photograph right). The Maoists have demanded the release of their leader Somen, who was arrested from the area a few days ago.
A senior police officer said the posters had been put up last night. The posters have created panic at Barasat.
A police officer said the details of how the posters were put up despite high security is being looked into. Following the incident, security measures around the superintendent of police's office and bungalow have been tightened. The bungalow is situated in the heart of North 24-Parganas district headquarters.

Police raided some houses after the arrest of Himadri Sen Ray alias Somen from Nabapalli off Barasat and recovered many incriminating documents a few days ago. Police also came to know about some of the Maoist hideouts in and around Barasat. "We are keeping a close watch and have requested people to inform us if they spot anyone moving suspiciously in the area,” said the officer. Meanwhile, police have asked house owners who have rented out their property to inform the local police station of their tenants' names and their whereabouts.

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