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Jharkhand at a Glance

Rebels bring two to 'justice'

Bermo: Maoist rebels convened a 'Jan Adalat' at Degagarha in the forests of Nawadih block and 'penalised' two criminals ' Teklal and Guddu Hansada of Dumri block in Giridih ' wanted in several cases of robbery, kidnapping, rape and murder. Villagers of Nimiaghaat, Vishnugarh, Bagodar and Nawadih blocks were present at the Jan Adalat, sources said. The meeting was convened under the banner of Krantikari Kisan Samiti of the Communist Party of India (Maoists), the sources added.

Police sources said Teklal and Guddu were wanted by the police and it was alleged that the duo robbed people and extorted money by pretending to be rebels. The sources added that they were also involved in two cases of road robberies. During these heists, the two impersonated Maoists rebels to rob passengers of buses. They even attacked some passengers with sharp weapons.

A senior resident of Degagarha, who was present at the meeting, said both the criminals were asked to reveal the truth about the crimes committed by them. He added that whenever Teklal or Guddu said a lie, four rebels thrashed them with sticks. Then the Maoists themselves elaborated on the details of the crime. 'The duo confessed to have looted several passengers in the name of Naxalites at Makoli and Karipani highway. They even admitted that they hurled bombs on two trucks near Khakhi forest, killing both drivers, in June 2004. Teklal also accepted that he looted the passengers of Jai Ram Coach and even raped a lady passenger by taking her out of the vehicle.

Sources believe that the rebels were trying to dent the rising popularity of the police and to win back its gradually-declining rural support base.

No clues in kidnap case

Bokaro: Bokaro police have failed to gather any substantial clue to trace Annu Kumari (22) of Bokaro even after two days since her 'abduction'. In the last 60 hours, the police raided 14 places ' including Katras, Gomoh and Topchanchi in Dhanbad, Purulia in West Bengal) and several places in Bokaro ' but could not locate the girl.

The police believes that Annu eloped with her boyfriend Paritosh Chowdhry, who was a regular visitor at her residence. Paritosh has also been missing and the police have no idea of his whereabouts. Senior police sources said Paritosh was in touch with Annu's family and even had telephone conversations with her elder brother on Tuesday.

Women concern

Seraikela: The women's cell Adivasi Kalyan Samiti organised a meeting at Jordiha village where organisation officials decided to launch a mass awareness campaign on health, education and environment. Asha Devgam, president of the women's cell blamed illiteracy for the in rise atrocities against rural women. 'To safeguard the future of the women, it is essential for them to be educated,' she said. Several Senior officials of the organisation, including secretary Shyam Sunder Sekseria, were present.


Giridih: Niranjan Singh (68) of Panjabi Mohalla committed suicide on the railway track by coming under a passing train. Singh was living alone in Giridih, while his family is in Calcutta. Residents of the colony said loneliness drove Singh to take the drastic step.

Biker dies

Bokaro: Ambar Kumar Chatterjee, an employee of Bokaro Steel plant, was killed on the spot when his motorcycle was hit by an unidentified speeding vehicle near Manjhidih in Jardih block. Eyewitnesses said Chatterjee was on a 'Bullet' (number JH-09 A/7729) when the incident occurred.

Road mishap

Hazaribagh: Vijay Kumar, an intermediate, student, was crushed to death by an unidentified vehicle on Ramgarh-Gola road in Ramgarh on Tuesday morning. Police said Vijay and his friends were collecting money for Ramnavami Puja when the incident took place.

School complex

Jamshedpur: The new complex of Central Public School was inaugurated in Adityapur on Tuesday. The school, managed by Jyoti Punj Educational and Welfare Society, is affiliated to the CBSE.


Shri Krishna Public School, Jamshedpur, organised an interactive session for parents and teacher on Tuesday. Parents of children of nursery and LKG students participated in the session, principal Anne Thomas said.

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