BJP MP escapes landmine attack by Maoists

August 13th, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Bharatiya Janata Party

Raipur, Aug 13 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Bastar MP Baliram Kashyap Wednesday escaped a landmine attack triggered by banned terror outfit the Communist Party of India-Maoist in Chhattisgarh, the police said. “Insurgents exploded a landmine to hit Kashyap’s vehicle in a forested stretch of Narayanpur district but he escaped unhurt while the blast hit a jeep following his convoy,” Girdhari Nayak, state’s chief of the anti-Maoist operations, told IANS.

He added that one policeman and an assistant sub-inspector were injured in the attack while the rear portion of the jeep was severely damaged.

The injured have been rushed to a government hospital at Narayanpur town.

Narayanpur is one of the five districts of state’s southern mineral-rich Bastar region and is considered a Maoist stronghold. Kashyap represents Bastar in the Lok Sabha.

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