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Four Jharkhand Mines Department officials 'abducted' by Naxalites

Chaibasa (Jharkhand): Four officials of Jharkhand Mines Department were suspected to have been abducted by Naxalites in West Singhbhum district on Thursday.According to Superintendent of Police Narendra Kumar Singh, four officials were suspected to have

PTI [ Updated: December 05, 2014 6:55 IST ]
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four jharkhand mines department officials abducted by naxalites

Chaibasa (Jharkhand): Four officials of Jharkhand Mines Department were suspected to have been abducted by Naxalites in West Singhbhum district on Thursday.

According to Superintendent of Police Narendra Kumar Singh, four officials were suspected to have been kidnapped around 4 pm by Naxalites from Roro's asbestos mines under Muffasil police station near Chaibasa, the headquarters town of West Singhbhum district.

The officials did not inform the local police station before visiting the mine area, he said, adding that the security forces had surrounded the area and a search operation was on to locate them.

West Singhbhum has 39.75 per cent of its land covered by forest.

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