Friday, May 08, 2009

CRPF jawans open fire after Naxal scare

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 08 May 2009 03:34:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 08 May 2009 10:26:52 AM ISTJEYPORE: CRPF personnel opened fire at a site near Tangniguda under Boipariguda police limits today after a powerful blast.

According to sources, the security personnel were on the way to their headquarters after completing election duty in Malkangiri when the blast occurred near the vehicle carrying them.

Anticipating Naxal attack, the CRPF men sprayed bullets on the blast site. Seeing no firing in retaliation, the CRPF jawans started combing the area immediately. They found three tribal men carrying explosives meant for blasting stones and rounded them off.

Later the CRPF men took the trio to Jeypore police station and lodged a case alleging that the armament carried in the truck was damaged due to the explosion. Jeypore police said a case has been registered and further investigation is on. Senior police officials from Koraput rushed to the spot.

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