A Maoist was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Bihar’s Nawada district on Monday during a search operation in Chordiha forest areas of Rajauli near Jharkhand border. However, there is no report of any casualty or injury from the security forces end.
The exchange of fire took place at a forest when a team of the CoBRA was out on an anti-Maoist operation. As per the ground report, a body of a Maoist clad in ‘uniform’ and a rifle were recovered from the spot, located around 150 km south-east from the state capital.
Following a tip-off about the proposed meeting of CPI (Maoist) rebels with the close associate of Maoists commander Pradyuman Sharma somewhere near Chordiha, a search operation was launched to trace them.
As soon as a team of CoBRA personnel entered the forest area theMaoists started firing following which the jawans also fired in retaliation.
IG (Operations) Sushil Maan Singh Khopde said that 205 battalion of CoBRA conducted search and area domination operation in Chordiha hill falling under Rajauli police station where anencounterbroke out with Maoists. He suspect that some othersMaoistshave received bullet injuries in the cross firing. However, theMaoistsmanaged to escape, said Khode, adding that the slain was identified as Karoo Agedi. Further details are awaited as the search operation was still under way, he added.
Nawada district has got three companies Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) for pre-poll area domination. State police headquarters already sent 16 companies to the four parliamentary constituencies – Aurangabad, Gaya,NawadaandJamui—which first phase election scheduled on April 11.
Aurangabad has been provided with four companies of BSF, Gaya received five companies of CRPF and four companies of SSB provided to Jamui.
Earlier on Saturday, two Maoists reportedly injured during an encounter with security forces at Hindla forest area under the limits of Chakai police station of Jamui district. Police team recovered a rifle and explosive materials from the spot.
A joint team of CRPF, SSB and CoBRA started a search operation against the Maoists after they got input that Maoist Commander Siddhu Koda and his team assembled in the forest.
Recent anti-Maoists operation
On January 24, unidentifiedMaoistwaskilledin anencounterwith security forces at Ratanpur Mines Forest area of the border of Nawada and Koderma districts. Security forces recovered a Insas rifle besides live cartridges and other explosive materials from the spot.
On December 22,A unidentifiedMaoist was killed in anencounterwith security forces at Khaira police station area of Jamui district. Police recovered a AK47 and SLR from the spot
On July 20, 2018A hardcoreMaoisthad gunned down in anencounterwith security forces at Tolapahar area under Chandramundi police station in Jamui. An SLR rifle and four magazines were recovered from the slain rebel
Mar 19, 2019 13:33 IST
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