Friday, July 17, 2009

Maoists loot explosive-laden vehicle, abduct policeman

Rourkela (Orissa), July 16 (PTI) Armed Maoists looted an explosive-laden vehicle and abducted a sub-inspector tonight by firing at a police van at Champajharan in Koida police station, about 100 km from here, police said.
Diptesh Patnaik, Superintendent of Police, Sundargarh, told PTI that over 80 Maoists looted the private vehicle on its way to Koida from Rourkela with the explosives meant for mining activities after opening fire at its driver.

The ultras then fired indiscriminately at a police van which was escorting it and abducted Ajit Bardhan, sub-inspector of Koida police station.

CRPF and senior police officers rushed to the spot, Patnaik said.

Koida is a Maoist-prone area near Jharkhand.

The driver of the private vehicle suffered serious bullet injury and had been rushed to a local hospital, he added

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