Lalgarh: Police Officer released unharmed by maoists
Posted by Admin on July 25, 2009
Midnapore (WB), July 25 (PTI) A junior police officer, who was taken into custody by Maoists from near a jungle in West Midnapore, was today released unharmed.
Assistant sub-inspector Deepak Pramanik, who was taken away by the Maoists from Pidrakhali jungle yesterday when he was ferrying drinking water in a lorry for camps of the state armed police and CRPF personnel at Bhimpur, five-km away, was well treated, the police said.
“They let me go when they found that I was unarmed and told me that they had no quarrel with lower-level police,” Pramanik said.
He said the Maoists allowed him to call up his home from his mobile phone at 11:15 last night and was promised that he would be released in the morning.
The Maoists escorted him the Dherua bus stand in the morning.
The driver of the lorry, which was torched, and helper were allowed to go yesterday, the sources said. PTI