TMC-CPM workers clash, Maoists kill three ahead of CM's visit in Midnapore

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Midnapore, Nov.7 (ANI): Trinamool Congress party and Communist Party of India (Marxist) supporters clashed with each other here on Saturday, as West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee arrived in Midnapore district on a two-day visit.

Trinamool workers staged sit-in outside the Circuit House where the State CM is staying during his visit.

Police detained many TMC workers for waving black flags to the convoy of CM Bhattacharjee.

Meanwhile, just a few hours before Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was to arrive in Midnapore, suspected Maoists gunned down three members of the CPI(M) affiliated Gana Pratirodh Committee at Kushboni forest under Binpur police station area on Saturday.

Superintendent of Police, West Midnapore, M K Varma said Manoranjan Mandi, Joyram Murmu and Laxmi Das, all members of the Gana Pratirodh Committee, formed by the CPI(M) to resist the Maoists, were forrcibly taken out of the houses to a nearby forest and killed by pumping a number of bullets in their bodies while their hands were tied.

According to Sub-Divisional Officer Jhargram P Ulaganathan all the three belonged to the Jharkhand Jana Mukti Morcha and later joined the Gana Pratirodh Committee and led movements against Maoists.

They are believed to have been killed for being informers. (ANI)

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