3 Maoists, one CRPF jawan killed in encounter in Jharkhand’s Giridih

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 April 2019, 10:05 AM
A special operation was launched by the 7th Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force. (File Photo: PTI)
A special operation was launched by the 7th Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force. (File Photo: PTI)

Three Maoists were killed in an encounter with CRPF jawans at Giridih district of Jharkhand. One security personnel also lost his life during a special operation launched by the 7th Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in forest area in Belbha Ghat of the state. The encounter between the two sides took place around 6 am. 

"Bodies of 3 Maoists along with 1 AK-47 rifle, 3 magazines, and 4 pipe bombs were recovered from the encounter site," reported ANI.

The force is looking for more recoveries and a search is being conducted in the encounter area, officials said.

Security forces are on high alert as Jharkhand will go to polls in the final four phases of the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. 

Earlier, a Maoist was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district on the day of polling for the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday.   

The encounter took place in the restive Orchha area of the district when ultras attacked a team of security forces guarding a helipad, Director General (Anti-Naxal Operation) Girdhari Nayak said.

First Published: Monday, April 15, 2019 09:35 AM
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