Maoists gun down six comrades

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Dehri-On-Sone, Apr 10 (UNI) Maoist guerrillas gunned down six of their colleagues charging them with informing the police about their activities in the dense forest of Kaimur hills in Rohtas district, last night, police said today.

District Police Superintendent G S Gangwar said here that the bodies were recovered from near Holibaghuti river and a piece of paper giving details about the deceased was also found from the spot.

The paper stated that all the victims hailed from Gaya district and were active members of the 'Shasastra Jan Morcha', an outfit of the extremist organisation, he said adding four of the six killed in the incident have been identified as Amit alias Shailendra, Kuldeep Paswan alias Upadhyay, Punjabi alias Guruji and W Manjhi alias Sukhdeo Manjhi.

'' Suspecting their colleagues to be police informers, the CPI(Maoist) guerrillas asked the victims from Gaya to meet them on false pretext and shot them dead,'' Mr Gangwar said.

Massive combing operation had been launched by the Special Task Force in the area to nab the killers, he said adding the operation was being supervised by the DIG(Shahabad Range) A K Ambedkar.

The neighbouring Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh police had also been asked to launch massive manhunt in their respective jurisdictions to arrest the killers as they might have sneaked there after committing the crime.

Two CRPF jawans were gunned down by the CPI(Maoist) guerrillas in the dense forest of the Kaimur hills in June last year.

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