Sunday, February 24, 2008

Security beefed up for CPM leaders after Somen arrest

24 Feb 2008, 2359 hrs IST,PTI

MIDNAPORE(WB): Security of all CPM leaders in four maoist affected police stations in West Midnapore district has been beefed up following the arrest of top naxalite leader Somen on Saturday, police sources said.

The police received information that CPM leaders might be attacked in police station areas of Binpur, Lalgarh, Belpahari and Jambani to avenge Somen's arrest, West Bengal general secretary of CPI(Maoist), they said.

Those leaders who did not get security earlier were also covered from Sunday, sources added.

Police also carried out search in various areas of Lalgarh, Goaltor and Belpahari for maoists. Meanwhile, the 12-hour bandh called by CPM in Binpur assembly constituency passed off peacefully.

The bandh was called to protest the killing of Karamchand Singh, party leader and a teacher, in Majkanda village under Belpahari police station by suspected maoist ultras on Friday.

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