Maoists continue with their attacks, at least two killed in West Bengal.
Kolkata, Oct 12(ANI): Reacting to Government's initiative to fight against Naxals in various parts of the country, the Maoists on Monday struck back when they carried out several attacks in the Naxal affected States, including two strikes in West Bengal West Bengal: see Bengal.
State (pop., 2001: 80,176,197), northeastern India. It is bordered by Nepal and Bangladesh and the states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, Assam, and Meghalaya and has an area of 34,267 sq mi (88,752 sq km); which has reportedly killed at least two people.
Police in the Naxal affected States of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Bihar have been put on high alert following the reports of violence.
Police were also successful, when they seized a Naxals' arms supply in Patna, and arrested two persons in possession of 2,500 cartridges and ammunition and carrying and Rs. 2,05,000.
Earlier in the day, Maoists had blown up a stretch of a railway track and set ablaze three trucks in Jharkhand, where they have called a two-day shutdown in protest against the Centre's alleged effort to put down the CPI (1) (Characters Per Inch) The measurement of the density of characters per inch on tape or paper. A printer's CPI button switches character pitch.
(2) (Counts Per I (Maoists) movement by force.
The Maoists have ignored repeated calls by the Government to renounce violence and negotiate, on the contrary they have stepped up their attacks in recent past months.
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram had earlier assured that the Centre would provide support to all states in eliminating the Maoist threat.
The Centre has been under intense pressure to bring the areas inflicted by Maoists, as a result they had dispatched 3,700 Border Security Force (BSF BSF B lymphocyte stimulatory factor. ) to Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, which was recently in focus for the brutal act of Maoists, who had killed 20 policemen in the area on October 8.
The Indian Air Force The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the (IAF (Internet Application Framework) A suite of software development technologies from Ross Systems, Inc., Atlanta, GA (www.rossinc.com) that is the backbone of its iRenaissance Suite. Meta-data driven, IAF comprises a . ) has also pressed two Mi17 copters for the joint operations being carried out by the Maharashtra and the Chhattisgarh police. (ANI)
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