Two policemen injured in a blast in Chhattisgarh
Sunday, June 17, 2007
RAIPUR: Two policemen were injured when a bomb planted by Maoists went off in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Sunday, police said.
"A police party was on a anti-Naxal operation when two Special Police Officers (SPOs) stepped on a 'pressure bomb', planted by the Maoists and got seriously injured," police officials from Bijapur said.
The incident took place in Tikler area under Cherpal police station, about 550 kms from the state capital on Sunday afternoon, they said.
Bijapur, which falls under the Bastar region, is a highly Naxal-infested district.
District Superintendent of Police G P Bhadoria told reporters here that while the self-proclaimed zonal commander of the Naxalite Kamlesh Ram was arrested from Jhikatia Bara village, another Naxalite identified as Nanhak Yadav was taken into custody from Kurbi village in the district.
Both of them were wanted in over a dozen cases of loot, murder, kidnapping for ransom. They were being interrogated and would be produced before the court tomorrow, the SP said.
posted by Resistance 6/17/2007 11:13:00 PM,