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Former minister escapes Maoist attack

india Updated: Dec 16, 2009 17:26 IST

Former Jharkhand minister and RJD candidate from Garwah assembly seat Girinath escaped unhurt when Maoists attacked his motorcade injuring four persons including two policemen at Auraia in Garwah district on Wednesday.

The Maoists triggered a landmine as the escort jeep of Singh, a RJD candidate, passed and then opened fire, Garwah Deputy Commissioner Vijay Kumar Singh told newsmen here.

Two policemen and the driver were wounded in the firing, he said. A woman villager was also injured.

However, Singh, who was in a car behind the targetted vehicle escaped unhurt, Singh said."The injured are being airlifted to hospital," he said.

Singh, who is contesting from Garwah assembly seat, was returning from an election meeting addressed by RJD chief Lalu Prasad.

Garwah is among the 16 Maoist-hit constituencies where assembly elections in the last phase will be held on Friday.