Rajeesh | August 13, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/pglpM-1T7

MIDNAPORE/PURULIA: Armed CPM cadres allegedly continued their operation against the Maoists and members of People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities in some parts of West Midnapore. On Thursday, around 200 armed CPM cadres reportedly entered several villages near Belia, Chandra, Malbandhi and Pukurmuri in Midnapore Sadar block and drove out the PCPA supporters. Interestingly, there was little resistance from the Maoists on Thursday.
On Wednesday night, however, the red guerrillas resisted the CPM cadres near Dherua and stopped their advance towards Lalgarh. The CPM force, which had started their march from Enayetpur party office, is now camping at a primary school in Malbandhi.
PCPA secretaryManoj Mahato alleged, “Goons led by CPM leaders Anuj Pandey and Satyen Maity ransacked houses and set villagers’ homes on fire.” Mahato claimed that CPM cadres set fire on houses of Bijay Mandi, Bidhan Mandi and Bishu Mandi at Pukurmuri village.
On Thursday, police admitted that they have heard about some arson in some villages. They, however, did not try to enter those villages.
Purulia police meanwhile rounded up five Maoist squad members including an area commanderNandakumar alias Anandkumar. The four others have been identified as Bhabataran Mahato, Gobardhan Mura, Umacharan Mura and Mansaram Mandi. Police claimed that all five are the members of a Maoist squad active in the Ayodhya Hills.
Nandakumar was one of those most wanted Maoists who had a `50,000 award on his head. Purulia police had announced this reward on him a few months ago. Purulia SP Rajesh Yadav said, “We will pay the money in cash to the source who provided us with the information about Nandakumar. It’s a major breakthrough.”
Police said Nandakumar had been wanted in more than 15 cases, including the murder of Forward Bloc leader Suryakanta Banerjee. He also led the team that had looted several rifles from RPF personnel at Balarampur in 2007.
Read more: CPM continues battle against Maoists – Kolkata – City – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/CPM-continues-battle-against-Maoists/articleshow/6302166.cms#ixzz0wUlTMsjP

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