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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two Trinamool Congress supporters die in Burdwan police firing

Kolkata, Burdwan, 1 December : Two people were killed in police firing in Burdwan district Wednesday after they attacked the security forces with bombs and firearms, the authorities said. The Trinamool Congress said the victims were its supporters.
A police team was sent to the Chyaksagi village in Raina following a tip-off that some criminals had taken shelter there. The police were attacked by the Trinamool supporters who hurled bombs and resorted to firing, police superintendent R Rajsekharan told Bengal Newz. "In defence, police had to fire leading to the deaths of two miscreants. Three others sustained injuries. At least eight policemen were also injured," Rajsekharan also said.
State TMC leader Madan Mitra, however, claimed that heavily armed CPI(M) cadres had entered the village alongside the police to wrest control of the political turf, leading to clashes. "As the local villagers tried to resist the goons, police opened fire killing the two workers of our party," Madan said. He identified the two as Azmal Sheikh and Kajal Mollah. But CPI(M) district secretary Amal Haldar said not a single CPI(M) activist was present in the area during the incident.
Large parts of the state, particularly the rural areas, have witnessed recurrent political clashes between the CPI(M) and the Trinamool since last years Lok Sabha polls. Photo Courtesy : Sankar Ghosal

Manipuri 'UNLF' separatist leader Meghen nabbed in Bihar
IANS, Imphal, 1 December : One of India’s most wanted separatist leaders, Rajkumar Meghen, chief of the outlawed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) in Manipur, has been arrested, police said Wednesday.
Sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Tuesday arrested Meghen from near Motihari in Bihar’s East Champaran district when the rebel leader was trying to cross over to Nepal.