Saturday, July 04, 2009

Security forces reclaim more areas in West Midnapore

Lalgarh, WB (PTI): Security forces and police reclaimed two more areas from Maoists in West Midnapore district, officials said here on Saturday.

In a four-pronged attack, a team of security forces and police set out from bases in Binpur, another from Pirakata and one each from Salboni and Ramgarh to converge on Kalimudri and Madhupur villages, 8 km from these two villages, West Midnapore Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma who led the operations, told reporters.

The fifth-phase of the operation, entering its 16th day, was to clear the villages and forests by building a protective ring after capturing key locations to prevent movement by Maoists who might still be holed up.

"The forces met with no resistance and flushing out operations were conducted on an eight kilometer stretch," Mr. Verma said.

"The operations began at 6:00 am and the forces reached Kalimudri and Madhupur by afternoon," he added.

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