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Policeman killed in Jharkhand landmine blast

Posted by Indian Vanguard on April 23, 2007

RANCHI: One security personnel was killed and four others were seriously injured when a police vehicle came under the impact of a landmine blast triggered by activists of CPI (Maoist) at Urdango village under Dumri police station of Giridih district at around 1.30 pm on Sunday.

The deceased police personnel was identified as Dular Chandra Ram aka Ghuran Turi. He was posted as Chokidar in Dumri police station and was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident.

The list of four injured security personnel included the names of police sub-inspector of Dumri RK Dwivedi and CRPF inspector PN Ojha. All of them were rushed to Bokaro general hospital where their condition was stated to be serious.

Giving details, Giridih SP AK Singh told TOI on phone the incident took place when police team was retuning from Urdango village after taking part in a community camp organised by the district police as part of its efforts to reduce the gap between the police and the common people. “My vehicle was just few yards ahead of the police vehicle which came under the impact of the landmine blast,” he added.

Replying to a query that did police consider the attack as an act of retaliation of Saturday’s incident when police shot dead two Naxalites and arrested six of their activists, the Giridih SP said that prima facie it appeared an act of retaliation.

The Times of India

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