Friday, December 18, 2009

Injured Maoist ultra makes extortion calls

TNN 16 December 2009, 10:13pm IS


VARANASI: In the gang war that had taken place in the jungles of Amila on December 2, while dreaded Maoist ultra Ramvriksha Kole had been killed,

his rival Munna Vishwakarma had sustained bullet injuries. The exchange of fire had taken place near Chakaria police outpost of Kone police station in Sonebhadra. It is now being said the injured Vishwakarma is wandering in the jungles and making extortion calls to traders for money to treat his wounds.

If sources are to be believed, security force deployed in the jungles of Maoist-affected districts of Sonebhadra and Chandauli have got inputs in this regards. Vishwakarma has taken shelter in the bordering area of Sonebhadra district that is surrounded by four states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Sources also claimed that during surveillance, it had come to light that Vishwakarma was demanding money from some contractors for his treatment. Keeping the same inputs in view, police have geared up their exercise to arrest Vishwakarma.

When IG Range Gurdarshan Singh was contacted, he confirmed that the possibility of threatening contractors for extorting money by Vishwakarma could not be denied. Singh, who visited the jungles of Naugarh to review security arrangements in view of the on-going assembly election process at Jharkhand, said Vishwakarma was in search of money for his treatment. He said efforts to arrest him had been intensified.

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