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Day before PC's visit, Maoists trigger blast in Lalgarh

April 03, 2010 13:32 IST

Ahead of Home Minister P Chidambaram's visit to Naxal-hit Lalgarh area of West Midnapore district on Sunday, Maoists exploded a landmine there on Saturday, injuring a Central Reserve Police Force personnel. The landmine was planted alongside a road in Bamal area and when the CRPF jawan stepped on it, the explosive went off, said the police.

Security has been beefed up in Lalgarh, where Chidambaram is expected to visit on Sunday, and nearly 1,000 CRPF personnel have been deployed there along with special anti-Naxal forces.

Twenty mobile camps of CRPF and special action force personnel are functioning at Lalgarh, Binpur, Salboni and Goaltore, besides the CRPF intelligence unit from Lalgarh, the sources said.

Chidambaram will meet senior officials from the administration and the state's police force to review the joint operations that have been launched to flush out Maoists from the area.


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