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Bihar sends report on Jehanabad to Centre

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November 22, 2005 00:52 IST
Bihar government has sent a detailed report on operation jailbreak in Jehanabad town by Maoist guerillas to Union Home Ministry.

The ministry had directed the Bihar government to send a detailed report on operation jailbreak in Jehanabad town by Maoist guerillas on November 13.

Sources in Rajbhawan, Patna said that home ministry has asked Governor Buta Singh to send a detailed report on this incident, first of its kind in India.

The state home secretary Hemchand Sirohi will submit the report to ministry on Monday. The state's report on the jailbreak is about activities of Maoist outfits and their networking, besides, the government's measures to counter them.

Officials said that the Centre, on the basis of state's report, would answer the opposition charges in the coming Lok Sabha session beginning on November 23.

Apart from the Centre, alarmed by most daring Maoist attack on Jehanabad town in Bihar, a top police official of Andhra Pradesh police is collecting details of the incident to take lessons from it as Andhra Pradesh is one of the few Indian states facing the Maoist menace for long.

The Deputy Inspector General of Andhra Police B K Singh is visiting Andhra Pradesh to get every bit of information including the strategy of Maoist attack, their style of jailbreak operation to action of police and administration at the time of attack.

Singh, who till early 2005 was on deputation in Bihar as Superintendent of Police, Special Task Force, said that he had inquired about the incident on the directions of the Andhra Pradesh police chief Swarnjeet Sen.

Singh said he would submit a detailed report to Andhra Pradesh police DGP.

Maoists, believed to be 1000-strong, attacked Jehanabad police lines, jail and administrative building.

The attack was blamed on the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, formed last year with the merger of the Maoist Communist Centre and the People's War Group.

 

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna
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