Maoists killed 241 people in Chhattisgarh in past one year

February 3rd, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Feb 3 (IANS) Maoist insurgents killed 241 people, including policemen, in Chhattisgarh between Jan 1, 2008, and Jan 12, 2009, state Home Minister Nankiram Kanwar Tuesday told the state assembly.In a written reply, the minister said that Maoists had killed a total of 241 people since Jan 1, 2008, till the last report complied by police Jan 12 this year. He added that state government had paid compensation of a little over Rs.8.82 crore (Rs. 88.2 million) during the period to families of those who lost their members in Maoist violence.

Kanwar said the police too killed 82 rebels during the period and arrested 164 Maoists besides 431 village level cadres called `Sangham members’.

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