Maoists shoot at CPI-M leader, blow up party office
Suspected Maoists shot at a local CPI-M leader and blew up a party office by triggering a landmine blast in two separate incidents in West Bengal's West Midnapore district today.kolkata Updated: Sep 12, 2010 14:05 IST
Suspected Maoists shot at a local CPI-M leader and blew up a party office by triggering a landmine blast in two separate incidents in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Sunday.
An abandoned office of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) at Lodhasuli under Jhargram sub-division was blown up when the ultras detonated a landmine in early Sunday, District Superintendent of Police (Jhargram) Praveen Tripathi told IANS over the phone.
"No one was injured. The Maoists seem to be the culprits," he said.
In a separate incident, a CPI-M leader, Tarun Banerjee, was shot at from close range by a Maoist at Lalgarh Bazar in the morning.
"One person has been shot at and injured in the Lalgarh Bazar area," said West Midnapore Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma.
CPI-M party sources here said Banerjee is a local Marxist leader in trouble-torn Lalgarh, about 200 km west of Kolkata.
Banerjee was shot in the chest by a teenager. He has been admitted to hospital in a critical condition, a police officer said.
Lalgarh has been the epicentre of Maoist activity in the state. In West Bengal, the ultra Left rebels are also active in Purulia and Bankura districts.
First Published: Sep 12, 2010 14:02 IST