Friday, July 31, 2009

CM expresses concern over Maoists attack

By Anurjay Dhal
Last updated: 07/31/2009 11:34:41

Bhubaneswar (Orissa): Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday expressed concerned over Maoists attack in Keonjhar district, where two police men killed.

Making a suo motto statement in the House on the ghastly murder of a Police Assistant, Sub-Inspector and a Home guard, Patnaik assured that all possible steps would be taken to bring the perpetrators to book.

The chief minister also expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and said such a cold-blooded murder of the two police personnel should be condemned.

He, however, said no posters or flags or any literature have been found at the site from where the bodies of the two security staff were recovered by the police.

A case under section 302 of the IPC as well as sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act had been registered in the Daitari police station and was being investigated.

Giving a detailed account of the murder, the chief minister said at about 1900 hours yesterday, Inspector-in-charge of Daitari police station N K Mohapatra received an information that ASI Murali Dhar Bastia and Home guard Haribandhu Mahanta were lying injured near Tinkulia, about 8 kms from the Brahmnipal police outpost.

He said Sub-Inspector P P Kujur, along with the police station staff, rushed to the site and found Mr Bastia and Mr Mahanta lying on the road.

They were rushed to the nearby Tata Hospital at Brahmnipal where the doctors declared them brought dead.

The chief minister said preliminary investigation revealed that Mr Bastia had suffered a gun shot wound and also received injures caused by sharp weapons.

The Home guard also received similar injures.One empty bullet case was also recovered from the site.

He said senior police officials, including the IG (Operation) and the IG (Western Range), have rushed to the spot along with the district police and Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans and launched a combing operation in the area.

Patnaik announced that the next of kin of late Bastia would receive a special family pension besides an ex-gratia as per the existing rule..This apart, one family member would get a government job.

He further said that the next of kin of the Home guard would also receive the ex-gratia as per the existing rules and a family member of late Mahanta would be engaged as the Home guard.
Bhubaneswar (Orissa): Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday expressed concerned over Maoists attack in Keonjhar district, where two police men killed.

Making a suo motto statement in the House on the ghastly murder of a Police Assistant, Sub-Inspector and a Home guard, Patnaik assured that all possible steps would be taken to bring the perpetrators to book.

The chief minister also expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and said such a cold-blooded murder of the two police personnel should be condemned.

He, however, said no posters or flags or any literature have been found at the site from where the bodies of the two security staff were recovered by the police.

A case under section 302 of the IPC as well as sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act had been registered in the Daitari police station and was being investigated.

Giving a detailed account of the murder, the chief minister said at about 1900 hours yesterday, Inspector-in-charge of Daitari police station N K Mohapatra received an information that ASI Murali Dhar Bastia and Home guard Haribandhu Mahanta were lying injured near Tinkulia, about 8 kms from the Brahmnipal police outpost.

He said Sub-Inspector P P Kujur, along with the police station staff, rushed to the site and found Mr Bastia and Mr Mahanta lying on the road.

They were rushed to the nearby Tata Hospital at Brahmnipal where the doctors declared them brought dead.

The chief minister said preliminary investigation revealed that Mr Bastia had suffered a gun shot wound and also received injures caused by sharp weapons.

The Home guard also received similar injures.One empty bullet case was also recovered from the site.

He said senior police officials, including the IG (Operation) and the IG (Western Range), have rushed to the spot along with the district police and Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans and launched a combing operation in the area.

Patnaik announced that the next of kin of late Bastia would receive a special family pension besides an ex-gratia as per the existing rule..This apart, one family member would get a government job.

He further said that the next of kin of the Home guard would also receive the ex-gratia as per the existing rules and a family member of late Mahanta would be engaged as the Home guard.

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