Saturday, June 27, 2009

Maoists torch AITUC office in Ramgarh

PTISaturday, June 27, 2009 17:49 IST Email

Ramgarh (WB): Maoists torched a party office of the AITUC shortly before the security forces entered Ramgarh village, one of the largest strongholds of the ultra left wing extremists in West Midnapore district. They set the office ablaze when people refused to give them sanctuary as the security forces advanced on the village, residents said.

Shortly after the security forces arrived in the village, DIG CID (Special Operations Group) Siddhinath Gupta said, "We have secured Ramgarh. We will establish a police phari (outpost) and a camp. The police will restore normalcy, the operations will continue."

The security forces marched out from Kadasole at 8:00 am and encountered some resistance at Mohultola and Saluka where the Maoists opened fire and detonated landmines, he said. District superintendent of police, Manoj Verma said "We hope the people will help us. The operations will continue till normalcy is restored everywhere."

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