Hunt on for killers

Special Correspondent

KOLKATA: The West Bengal police and their counterparts in Jharkhand are on the hunt for the suspected Maoists responsible for the gunning down of two policemen in the Barabazar area of the State’s Purulia district on Monday.

Director-General of Police A.B. Vohra has gone to the spot and will submit a report on his return, a senior State government official said here on Tuesday.

The assailants are suspected to belong to a Maoist squad based in adjoining Jharkhand to where they fled with weapons seized from the victims. They had mingled with the crowd in the Barabazar area before carrying out the attacks.

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