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Bloodshed,blame game on in Lalgarh

While the police have blamed Maoists for the violence in Lalgarh early morning today,in which one person was killed and over 40 injured,the Jharkhand Party has alleged armed goons of the CPM attacked Chandrapur village under the cover of the joint force.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata |
January 19, 2011 4:09:13 am

1 killed,40 injured : Cops blame Maoists,Jharkhand Party calls it CPM goons’ handiwork

While the police have blamed Maoists for the violence in Lalgarh early morning today,in which one person was killed and over 40 injured,the Jharkhand Party has alleged armed goons of the CPM attacked Chandrapur village under the cover of the joint force.

Between 10 and 15 armed Maoists raided Chandrapur village in Belatikri gram panchayat,opposite to Netai village and torched the houses. The Maoists abducted Khagen Das Adhikary,a CPM activist,whose bullet-ridden body was recovered from a nearby forest today morning. Seventeen persons injured in the violence have been admitted in a local Jhargram hospital.

The Maoists assaulted the villagers including women and the elderly,said police. Manoj Verma,SP West Midnapore said Maoist posters were recovered beside the body. Police have started investigation into the killing,he said.

According to police,the Maoists raided the village as the villagers participated in a rally at Lalgarh which was addressed by CPM minister Susanta Ghosh last evening.

However,Chunibala Hansda,Jharkhand Party (Naren) MLA from Binpur alleged that Adhikary had left CPM long ago and joined the PCAPA. The CPM goons led by Khaliluddin and Chandi Karan raided the village and assaulted the family members of those who had joined the PCAPA from the CPM. The CPM goons had forced the villagers to join the rally at Lalgarh last evening,she alleged.

“How can the Maoists attack when there was a joint force camp only one kilometer from Chandrapur?” she asked.

The CPM goons attacked the village under the cover of the joint force but the police gave a different version,she alleged.

Khaliludin and Chandi Karan were allegedly involved in the Netai killings,too,but are now roaming free in the area,alleged Hansda.

Governor to visit Netai today
Governor M K Narayanan is scheduled to visit Lalgarh besides other violence-torn areas of West Midnapore and Purulia on Wednesday. Narayanan will visit Netai village Midnapore where nine persons died after armed CPM cadres allegedly fired on the villagers on January 7.

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