Gaya: CRPF constable injured in encounter with Maoists

Gaya, PTI | Updated : 13 June 2013, 06:50 PM

A CRPF constable was injured in an encounter with Maoists in Bihar's Gaya district on Thursday, the paramilitary force officials said.

The encounter took place when CRPF launched a combing-cum-search operation against the ultras at Tokna and adjacent Mangrama villages in Chhatarbanda forest, CRPF DIG Chiranjeev Kumar said.

CRPF jawans and Maoists exchanged over 100 rounds of fire at Tokna village before the ultras retreated into the deep forest, Kumar said.

CRPF CoBRA unit constable Ravishankar sustained bullet injuries during the encounter and was rushed to the hospital, he said.

First Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 06:42 PM
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