Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Naxalites raze public buildings to prevent make-shift camps

Published: March 31,2009

Bokaro (Jharkhand), Mar 31 With an aim to prevent the security forces from taking shelter in them during their anti-naxal operation ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Maoists blew up four public buildings at different places in Jharkhand, police said today.

A vacant community hall was blown up by Maoists at Penk village in Bokaro district after stuffing landmines in it late last night, Assistant Superintendent of Police Kranti Kumar told reporters here today.

Kumar said the Maoist strategy was to prevent security forces taking shelter during their operations against them.

A separate group of naxalites blasted two buildings housing primary schools in Latehar district&aposs Ghansitola village in the wee hours, according to Hemant Toppo, Superintendent of Police, Latehar.

The demolition could be a part of the naxalites&aposdesign ahead of the polls, the police officer said.

In the third incident which had occurred in Gumla&aposs Banalat area last night, the naxalites triggered blast in a primary school building, destroying a portion of the structure, the police said and added there was no loss of life in any incident.

Source: PTI

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