Police officer Heera Lal Chauhan said that the police squad rushed to the spot after getting information about rebels attacking a coal field in Latehar district. The ultras left behind a pamphlet that sought money from the contractor. “The police squad immediately rushed to the spot after getting information. We saw that few people were torching two trucks. They fired 15 to 16 rounds of bullets at the police. The police retaliated by firing five to six rounds of bullets. After that Maoists ran away, leaving a pamphlet,” said Chauhan.
The police have cordoned off the area and are conducting raids to nab the culprits. “It seems to be a case of levy. They were trying to take ransom from contractors by threatening them. Police have begun raids at various places and cordoned off the area,” added Chauhan.
…Meanwhile, a team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) detected and defused seven bombs during demining exercise from Gangloor Police Station limits in Bijapur District on April 3, reports The Pioneer. According to officials, on the information received from Police Headquarters a team of CRPF had started for demining exercise from Gangloor Police Station. They had reached near Kilekar hills when the Bomb Disposal Squad detected seven bombs planted by the Maoists with intention of causing grievous injuries to the Police party.
The bombs were immediately diffused. In a separate action a joint team of CRPF and District Police which had started on an Anti-Naxal [left Wing Extremism (LWE)] operation got information about presence of Maoists in Karrepara village under Bhairamgarh Police Station limits in Bijapur District. Accordingly the raid was conducted and four Maoists were arrested. Materials used in making pressure bombs were seized from their possession, Police informed.