Security personnel on Tuesday entered Enaitpur, the scene of last night's fierce gunbattle between Maoists and CPI(M) cadre in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, but did not come across casualties claimed by the Left-wing extremists.
"The police have been able to enter the area. There is no casualty," West Midnapore's Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma told PTI.
Police had earlier said that some people were killed yesterday in the exchange of fire between armed CPI(M) supporters and Maoists in the area.
Home Secretary Ardhendu Sen told reporters that there was no death in the armed encounter, but three persons suffered bullet injuries. "The political affiliation of the injured was not yet known," he said.
Meanwhile, District police sources said that two women, Sombibi Besari and her daughter, Dulali Besari were admitted to the Jhargram sub-divisional hospital with bullet injuries in the legs.
The Maoists claimed that they killed seven CPI(M) cadres in the gunbattle, that according to them, took place after Left workers opened fire at a rally at Enaitpur killing two women and injuring another last night.