New Delhi: In what is being seen as a big victory for security forces and a huge setback for Maoists, top leader Molajula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishanji on Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces at Burishol village in Junglemahal area of West Bengal.
Kishenji, the dreaded military head of the Maoists, was killed in a joint operation by central forces and West Bengal Police in Kushboni forest in West Midnapore district on Thursday evening.
"There was an information coming for last two days that there is a movement of Maoist squad, probably led by Kishenji and Suchitra Mahato, with intention to launch an attack on joint forces. The joint forces, on receiving this information, organised operations for last two days," said Naparajit Mukherjee, DG, West Bengal Police.
Kishenji, a Maoist politburo member, was the third in-command of the outfit. It was from Kushboni forest on the border of Jharkhand that Kishenji had been operating since 2009. Kishenji's body was identified by the AK-47 rifle he was carrying....more
10:30 PM, Nov 24, 2011
New Delhi: Huge cache of arms has been recovered in West Midnapore district of West Bengal during the 72 hours combing operation. The recovery happened during a 72-hour combing operation. In the past 48 hours, joint forces have recovered 40 directional mines, 2 Insas, 1 SLR rifle, 250 cartridges and 100 kg explosives. The combing operation is on in the Jungle Mahal area, which includes West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura...
12:07 PM, Nov 17, 2011