Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA): Will root out Naxalism

New Delhi, Dec 25, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) Condemning killings of civilians in West Bengal’s Purulia district, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday said Naxalism will be rooted out of the country.

“CPI (Maoist) continued their unabated violence when they abducted and subsequently shot dead seven All India Forward Block (AIFB) activists, including a lady Pradhan of Darda Gram Panchayat, in Purulia district of West Bengal on December 16. All such desperate acts of violence expose the true face of naxals – who in the name of championing the cause of people – in practice terrorise and kill people,” said MHA in a statement.

“The Government of India condemns these despicable acts on the part of CPI (Maoist) and reassures its commitment to root out the menace of Naxalism in its entirety,” the statement said.

The All India Forward Bloc is an important partner of the ruling Left Front in the state.

The seven have been identified as Chapala Garai, Tapan Singh Sardar, Kinkar Singh, Rajesh Singh, Gopeswar Mahato Gobardhan Singh and Arjun Singh Mura, all aged between 40 and 50.

They were abducted from their houses at around 2 a.m. on the intervening night of Dec 16-17 and shot from close range in a field at Baghbinda, a hilly village bordering Jharkhand.

Police recovered few hand written posters near the bodies.

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