Jharkhand: Naxal gunned down on the Latehar-Garhwa border

The combing operation was launched after six jawans of Jharkhand Jaguar were killed in a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists on Tuesday.

Published: 27th June 2018 03:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2018 03:05 PM   |  A+A-

File Photo of Anti-Naxal Forces for Representational Purposes.

Express News Service

RANCHI: One CPI (Maoist) member was gunned down in a police encounter during an intensive combing operation, launched by State Police in 'Budha Pahar' area on the borders of Latehar and Garhwa districts of Jharkhand on Wednesday.

The combing operation was launched after six jawans of Jharkhand Jaguar were killed in a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists on Tuesday.

"We have gunned down a Maoist in Budha Pahar area and one INSAS Rifle has also been recovered from spot," said IG (Operations) Ashish Batra.

Other rebels are also supposed to have been hit during the encounter and the casualty might go up on their side, he added.

Batra informed that encounter was still on in Budha Pahar till late afternoon.

Six jawans of Jharkhand Jaguar were killed in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists on the borders of Garhwa and Latehar district of Jharkhand.

DGP DK Pandy who visited Medica Hospital on Wednesday to see four injured jawans reiterated that Maoists from the area will be eliminated very soon.

"Outsiders, who have been creating disturbances in Budha Pahar, will be eliminated very soon and our battle still continues in that direction," said the DGP EoM

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp