Jharkhand: One Maoist was killed and two security men were injured on Monday in an encounter in Jharkhand. Police officials said they received a tip-off that Maoists were about to assemble in the forest whereupon the police, COBRA and CRPF forces rushed to the spot.
The Maoists fired on seeing the personnel, triggering a gun fight. The encounter took place in a forest between Kalerango and Chatnibeda villages under naxal-affected Kuchai police station.
DIG (Kolhan range) AK Singh said the deceased was in uniform and a massive search operation was on to check whether any other Moist was killed in the encounter. The injured security men were being flown to Jamshedpur for admission in Tata Main Hospital.
Seraikela-Kharswan district Superintendent of Police, Upendra Kumar said acting on an information that the Maoists were about to assemble in the forest, personnel of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA), CRPF and district police rushed to the spot for an operation.
(With Additional Inputs From PTI)