மாவோயிஸ்டு தோழர்கள் வெடிகுண்டு வீசி போலீஸ்காரர் படுகாயமடைந்தார்.
TN: Policeman injured in bomb attack
Dindigul (PTI): A member of a police team was injured in a bomb attack by a five member gang involved in a theft case at a village in Kodaikanal hills early on Sunday, police said.
The incident occurred at Sempatti in Pallangikombai village.
However police managed to nab four gang members. One of those who escaped, a woman from Kerala, was later caught by the local people and handed over to police, they said.
A case under IPC 379 (punishment for theft) has been registered against the gang by police, who had gone to Kodaikanal on a tip off that the five were staying there.
Meanwhile, unofficial sources claimed that the gang members were Maoists. They recalled the visit of the ADGP to the area recently and said he had come on specific information that some extremist elements were hiding there. Local people had informed police about the suspicious movement of the gang in the hill area.
In December 2007, four Maoists were arrested at Marugamalai in Theni district when they were preparing the ground to give arms training for their cadres. Later their accomplices, including Maoist leader Sundaramurthy, Karthick and Easwaran and Balakrishnan, were arrested.
There was also exchange of fire between police and the Maoist gang in Varushanadu in which three Maoists were seriously injured. Two others surrendered.