Naxals again attack Narayanpur jail (INDIA)

Raipur: Naxalites made a bid to rescue their colleagues lodged in Narayanpur sub-jail in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, triggering three landmines in the second such attack on the prison in six days, police said on Thursday.


"The landmine blasts were triggered in the front and back portions of the sub-jail on Wednesday night, but the Maoists failed to cause any damage to the prison," Narayanpur police sources said.

The attack came hours before security advisor to the state government, K P S Gill, was to review the Naxal menace in Bastar region.

The Maoists triggered the first blast in the front portion of the prison after mistaking a jail guard to be part of a police patrol party, the sources said.

They carried out a second blast late in the night near Narayanpur College to 'attract' the attention of the police force, and followed it with a third after a gap of 15 minutes at the back side of the prison.
The Naxalites fled when Narayanpur SP Narendra Khare reached the jail with additional forces.

No one was injured in the blasts, nor was the jail building damaged.

Jail authorities had apprehended an attack on the Narayanpur jail and shifted all hardcore Naxalites to Jagdalpur central jail after the Jehanabad jail break incident.

Von: 21.04.2006,

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