Maoists blow up police station in Orissa

June 8th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Bhubaneshwar, June 8 (ANI): About 100 Maoists, including women, have triggered explosions at the Baipariguda police station in Orissa’s Koraput district.

According to police, the attack took place late on Sunday night when the Maoists triggered three explosions in Baipariguda police station premises.

However, they did not attack any police personnel. But they forced five police personnel to surrender at gunpoint.

Besides blasting the building, they set ablaze two jeeps and three motor-cycles. They also smashed a transmitter to break communication links with the police station.

Maoists also blew up a police outpost at Ramgiri, about 30 km from Baipariguda, after driving out two police personnel present inside the building at gun point, the police said.

CRPF, elite anti-naxal Special Operation Group (SOG), additional police force were rushed to the site. (ANI)

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