Friday, November 19, 2010

Maoists set ablaze panchayat office

Suspected Maoists set ablaze a panchayat office at Sankrail in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district late on Thursday.

Meanwhile, there were reports that four bodies were seen by villagers at the bottom of a dried-up well at Shirshi village in the district. The police, however, could not confirm the report. “A group of men set the panchayat office on fire.

Most of the furniture and some documents were gutted. None was injured in the incident,' Superintendent of Police of Jhargram, Pravin Kumar Tripathi said on Friday.

Mr. Tripathi said investigations pointed to the involvement of some local supporters of the Maoist-backed Police Santrash Birodhi Janasadharaner Committee, and that attempts are being made to arrest them.

Suspected Maoists blew up a Communist Party of India (Marxist) office at Bhimpur earlier in the day with a landmine.

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