Maoists attack police station, kill CPI(M) worker

Published - February 01, 2010 07:41 pm IST - Bankura/Jhargram (WB)

Maoists and the PCPA on Monday attacked a police station triggering an exchange of fire with the security personnel in West Bengal’s Bankura district, while in neighbouring West Midnapore district the left wing extremists killed a CPI(M) worker after abducting him.

According to police, PCPA activists along with Maoists attacked Barikul police station, 70 km from Bankura district headquarters, triggering an exchange of fire in which three persons were injured.

However, there was no report of any policeman being injured, Bankura SP Vishal Garg said, adding that additional police reinforcements have been dispatched there.

Just five days ago on January 25, the Maoists had attacked two camps of the joint police forces under the Barikul police station.

Meanwhile, at Jhargram in West Midnapore district around 25-30 suspected armed Maoists abducted CPI(M) worker Patul Singh Sardar from his house at Girighati village before shooting him dead. The bullet-riddled body of Sardar was found from the outskirts of the village. Some posters left behind by the extremists claimed Sardar to be a police spy, police said.

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