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4 Maoists killed in clash with security forces in Jharkhand, 2 arrested

4 Maoists killed in clash with security forces in Jharkhand, 2 arrested

4 Maoists killed in clash with security forces in Jharkhand, 2 arrested

According to police sources, Singrai was carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh (representation).

Chaibasa:

At least four Maoists, including a woman, were killed on Monday in an encounter with security forces in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district, officials said.

The incident took place around 5 am near Lipunga area near Gua police station, around 200 km from Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi, they said.

“Four Maoists were killed and two arrested in the gunfight,” Jharkhand Police spokesperson and IG (Operations) Amol V Homkar told PTI.

Homkar said that during the search, one INSAS rifle, two SLR cameras, three rifles (.303) and one pistol (9mm) were recovered.

Later giving information to the media that the slain Maoists were identified from primary sources as District Commander Kande Honhaga, a resident of Thalkobad in Chaibasa and carrying bounty on his head, Sub Zone Commander Singrai alias Manoj, resident of Jaigur Police Station Area of ​​Chhattisgarh, District Commander Surya, alias Munda Devgam, and Junga Purta’s employee alias Marla.

According to police sources, Singrai was carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh, Kande was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh and Surya was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh.

Singrai and Kande were IED experts in the organization. The IG said Singrai was tasked to deploy and monitor IEDs in the area.

The Maoists who were arrested were identified as Area Commander Tiger alias Pandu Hansda and Batri Devgam, he said.

Homkar said the police received information that some Maoists, including Ajay Mahto, Kande and Singrai from the troops of CPI (Maoist) Politburo member Misir Besra and Central Committee member Anala, had gathered near Lipunga forests to carry out some major incident.

“Based on information received, security forces comprising Chaibasa Police, CoBRA 209, Jharkhand Jaguar and CRPF conducted a joint search operation. When the team reached the spot around 5 am, Maoists attacked the search team. forces also resorted to firing which lasted for about an hour,” Homkar said.

After the shooting ended, security forces searched the area and recovered four bodies along with weapons and ammunition, including sophisticated weapons.

“Security forces arrested two Maoists who tried to escape,” he said.

Homkar said Kolhan and Sarnda are considered the only Maoist strongholds in the state. “Due to continuous operations by security forces, Maoists have dwindled to just a few places. Police were able to check their activities in all major locations such as Buda Pahad, Chatra, Latehar, Gumla, Lohardaga, Ranchi and Parasnath,” he said. .

Calling it a “historic” achievement, Homkar asked the Maoists to surrender to the police in line with the state government’s surrender and rehabilitation policy.

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