Maoists Ripping India apart slowlyNovember 24, 2009
Maoists in India are breaking India from within itself, While Maoists cut away India’s Eastern provinces all Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh can do is just watch, and worry about Pakistan Army growing its muscles by rooting out Indian sponsored TTP from Pakistan. India’s time as regional bully will soon be over.
Two Troops Killed in Jharkhand, Railway line and passenger train attacked.
Two troopers were killed and nine injured Sunday when Maoist rebels blew up their vehicle by detonating a landmine in poll-bound Jharkhand, police said. The mine exploded when a Central Reserve Police Force party was on a routine patrol at Jori village, around 140 km from here, of Gumla district, Jharkhand police spokesperson V.H. Deshmukh said. “Two CRPF personnel have been killed and nine were injured,” Deshmukh told IANS. The injured CRPF personnel have been airlifted to Ranchi for treatment. Four of the injured are said to be serious.
Maoist rebels have called for a boycott of the assembly polls and intensified their violent activities ahead of the five-phase voting beginning Nov 25. On Thursday night, guerrillas targeted a passengers train in West Singhbhum by blowing up a railway track.Leftist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts of Jharkhand. Some 1,550 people have been killed in the last nine years in Maoist related violence in the state.
Suspected Maoists shot dead a local leader of the CPI(M) in Jhargram area of West Midnapore district today, police said.
Tapan Mahto, a member of CPI(M)’s Salbani branch committee, was called out from his Sirshi village home by some people last night and was taken to an isolated place and gunned down.
His body was found this morning at Boria near Jhargram, the sources said adding he was shot in the head thrice from a close range.
Some Maoists posters found beside the body claimed that he was killed because he was a police informer.
In other news,
Dozens of villages in the interior of Chhattisgarh plunged into darkness Sunday after Maoists blew up a transformer and brought down eight electric poles in violence-hit Bastar region, police said.
Rebels put explosives near a power transformer in Mandagaon village in Kanker district, some 280 km from here, and after blowing it up they brought down eight electricity poles in nearby Antagarh and Bhanupratappur area.
Officials here at police headquarters said that the blast had resulted in a blackout in dozens of villages in the region.