In Jhargram,‘Maoists’ abduct bus passenger

After a lull of three months since Maoist top leader Kishenji was killed in an encounter at Jhargram,Maoists became active again as two miscreants,suspected to be Maoists,abducted one person from a passenger bus in Purnapani jungle area in West Midnapore district.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:February 27, 2012 5:11 am

After a lull of three months since Maoist top leader Kishenji was killed in an encounter at Jhargram,Maoists became active again as two miscreants,suspected to be Maoists,abducted one person from a passenger bus in Purnapani jungle area in West Midnapore district.

Two persons seated on the roof of the bus were injured after they were hit by bullets fired in the air by the miscreants while they were returning to their hide-outs.

According to police,the bus,was coming from Dhunsai and bound for Midnapore,was stopped at Purnapani by one of the two miscreants who had mingled with the passengers. At 1.30 am he went to the driver’s cabin and held him at gunpoint,asking him to stop the bus.

His partner got the conductor to open the gates of the bus at gunpoint too. They robbed the belongings of one of the passenger and took him into the jungles. The miscreants fired twice in the air before vanishing into the jungles,injuring two passengers sitting on the roof of the bus.

The injured were admitted to Jhargram district hospital. Police is yet to arrest the miscreants.

Gourav Sharma,SP Jhargaram,said they are clueless about the reason for abducting only one passenger.

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