Saturday, May 08, 2010

'Naxals may have intercepted wireless message at Tarmetola'

Soumittra S Bose , TNN, May 6, 2010, 03.58am IST

NAGPUR: A month after the Tarmetola tragedy in which Naxals ambushed 76 jawans in Dantewada, a senior Chhattisgarh police officer told TOI that the Maoists may have intercepted the Central Reserve Police Force's wireless message for the longrange patrolling plan.

The security personnel were gunned down while on their way back from a three-day sortie in the jungles near Chintalnar village. TJ Longkumer, the Bastar inspector general of police, said that the Maoists had somehow managed to listen to the message that was sent out on the wireless.

“The order was issued by CRPF DIG Nalin Prabhat. He had wanted to go into the jungle for three days for acclimatization. This particular information was picked up the Naxals who then laid out their plan. It was well executed too,” said Longkumer who is one of the most experienced cops in Chhattisgarh to have worked in the Maoist affected areas.

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