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Jharkhand minister escapes blast

September 24, 2005 13:26 IST
Last Updated: September 24, 2005 14:01 IST


Jharkhand Rural Development Minister Enos Ekka Saturday escaped a bid on his life when a police vehicle escorting him was blown up by suspected naxalites near Kolibira Ghati in Simdega district of Jharkhand.

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Ekka told Press Trust of India over phone that he was apparently the target of the extremists. Official sources confirmed the incident but could not say whether there were any casualties.

Ekka was on his way to lay the foundation stone of a school building and a road in his home constituency, Kolibira.
Senior police and district officials, including the Superintendent of Police Vinay Kumar Pandey, rushed to the spot, sources said.



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Sub: Shocking

Its shocking that there has been no mention of the people who might have been killed or injured in the blown police vehicle. This shows ...


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