Encounter between security forces and Maoists in Jharkhand 

The encounter ensued when the Maoists fired at the security forces comprising district armed police and CRPF during an anti-Maoist operation at Kasidanga in East Singhbhum district.

Published: 09th June 2017 06:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2017 06:46 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

JAMSHEDPUR: An encounter between security forces and Maoists took place today in Ghatsila sub-divison of Jharkhand, police said.

The encounter ensued when the Maoists fired at the security forces comprising district armed police and CRPF during an anti-Maoist operation at Kasidanga in East Singhbhum district, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Prabhat Kumar said.

The Maoists were led by Akaash, a senior leader of the Maoists and wanted by police for various offences, he said.

An AK-47 rifle with 32 rounds of ammunition, a 9 mm pistol with six rounds and two magazines among other things were recovered from the spot by the security personnel, he said.

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