Maoists kill ‘cop informer’ at Chhath ghat | Ranchi News

Chatra: A coal trader in his 40s was shot dead by Maoists early on Saturday when he was offering arghya along with other devotees at Sinpur Chhath Ghat under Pathalgadda police station in the district on charges of being a police informer. The trader succumbed to his injuries while he was being taken to a hospital. The rebels left a pamphlet near the body, claiming responsibility for the murder and warned other “informers” of the same fate.
The deceased was identified as Mukesh Giri who was once associated with extremist activities, police said.
Simaria SDPO Vachandev Kujur said Simaria police station in-charge Niranjan Kumar Mishra rushed to the spot after the incident. “Our investigation is underway and we have launched raids in the area to nab the culprits,” Kujur said.
Later in the day, DGP M V Rao visited Chatra along with deputy inspector general (North Chotanagpur) Amol Venukant Homkar and chaired a high-level meeting with district police officials, including SP Rishav Kumar Jha, to review the situation. He directed the officials concerned to launch an operation in order to stop Maoist violence in the district. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Rao said, “Those who are involved in anti-establishment activities will be dealt with an iron hand and we will make sure that Maoists have no place here.” He refused to confirm when asked if Mukesh was a police informer and only said that he was once involved in activities related to extremists.
According to eye-witnesses, around 7am on Saturday, some Maoists turned up at the ghat wearing black uniforms and started beating up the devotees with lathis, triggering panic. The rebels then caught hold of Mukesh, roughed him up and fired two bullets at him, one hitting his chest and another his neck, before escaping to a forest nearby. A profusely bleeding Mukesh was taken to Simaria referral hospital where the doctors referred him to Hazaribag Medical College and Hospital in the neighbouring district. Mukesh was, however, declared brought dead.
Simaria MLA Kishun Kumar Das termed the incident unfortunate and said it was a failure of the state government. “Ever since the JMM-led government came to power, crimes like murder and rape have increased,” he said and demanded a government job and compensation for the victim’s kin.

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

ICT Customer Support Officer Australia

Sun Nov 22 , 2020
Company: A V Immigration And Careers Consultancy Private LimitedQualification: Bachelor Of Computer Application (B.C.A), Bachelor Of Technology (B.Tech/B.E), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Master in Computer Application (M.C.A), Masters in Technology (M.Tech/M.E/M.Sc), Post Graduate Diploma in Computer…. Source link