Monday, November 23, 2009

Jharkhand police foil Maoist attempt to disrupt assembly polls

November 23rd, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI -

Ranchi, Nov 23 (ANI): Police here have foiled a Maoist attempt to disrupt the Assembly polls in Jharkhand as they have arrested three people with electronic material used in landmine plants.

Acting on a tip off, the police intercepted a vehicle here and found it laden with explosive devices in the Bundu area.

“There is a large plan by terrorists to plant landmines…They use camera flashes, wires, switches, holders, batteries in landmines and then exploding them. There are also a large number of woollen clothes and shoes. An accomplice of terrorists along with his colleagues was taking the entire material to Bundu from Ranchi,” said Praveen Kumar, Superintendent of Police of Ranchi.

Kumar said the arrests and seizure is a setback to Maoists in their attempt to disrupt the five-phased polls in the state beginning November 25. ANI)

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