Kolkata, Mar 6: Resorting to their blackmailing tactics to have their demands met, Maoists on Friday, Mar 5 have kidnapped a school principal in West Bengal's Bankura district, police said.
Rajat Dule, principal of Sarulia Secondary School in the district, was abducted during class hours by four leftwing rebels who came on motorcycle.
The rebels reportedly barged into Duley's office and blindfolded him before taking him out of the school. Naxals also grabbed the mobiles of 6 teachers present at the time of the incident and took Duley out in front of alteast 100 students.
"We have got reports that Dule was abducted from his school by a group of suspected Maoists who came on motorcycles and sped off after the operation. We have started a probe into the case," Bankura Police Superintendent Vishal Garg said.
Locals said that Duley was a former supporter Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). Maoist shot his elder brother to dead for refusing to leave the party in 2009
The Gana Militia of the People's Committee Against Police Atrocities who has claimed reponsibility for the abduction has reportedly set 48 hrs deadline for the release of 6 of their leaders in exchange for Dule's release.
Earlier in Jharkhand, Maoists abducted Block Development Officer (BDO) Prashant Kumar Layak in exchanged for the release of their arrested Moaist leaders and sympathisers.