Security Forces recapture Ramgarh from Maoists
The town of Ramgarh in West Bengal has been rid of Maoists by the Security Forces after encountering some resistance by the Left-wing ultras who detonated landmines and opened gunfire.
Three landmines exploded as 10 companies comprising 1000 men of the CRPF, the India Reserve Battalion and Rapid Action force set out from Kadasole, braving heavy rains and reached Mohultol, with the Maoists also firing at them.
The security forces retaliated with AK-47s, mortars and rocket propelled grenade launchers overcoming the resistance swiftly.
Maoists also torched an office of the Leftist trade union AITUC when they were refused sanctuary in the building shortly before the security forces entered Ramgarh.
Security forces headed from Lalgarh in the south and Kadasole, which was secured on Friday, in the north towards Ramgarh this morning.