Maoists display their dominance to media in Lalgarh

June 20th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI  

By Ajitha Menon

Kolkata, June 20 (ANI): A convoy of 20 media vehicles, presspersons on board, came in for a shock on Saturday evening when a group of Maoists surrounded them and took them away from the State Highway into Maoists infested villages, according to reports received here.

The armed Maoists did not allow the mediapersons to operate their cameras and asked them to abide by directions on route. The media vehicles had to follow the Maoists.

But after establishing their control of the terrain, the Maoists released the convoy 26 kilometres before Midinapore town, but only after extorting money from them.

The incident took place between Bhimpur and Pirakanta. (ANI)

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