Bihar: 3 Maoists killed, 1 security personnel injured in encounter

Last Updated: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 00:53

Motihari/Dehri-on-Sone (Bihar): Three
Maoists were killed and one security personnel was injured in
an encounter in Bihar`s East Champaran district today, a top
police officer said.



In another encounter in Rohtas district, two Maoists
were arrested following a gunfight at Kaimur Hills, police
said.



In East Champaran`s Darmaha village, three Maoists
were killed in an encounter with combined security forces this
evening, Director General of Police Neelmani said in Patna.



While the bulllet-riddled body of one Naxalite was
recovered this evening, the DGP confirmed that two other
Maoists were also killed though their bodies were yet to be
located.
One SAP jawan Siucharan Singh was injured in the
gunbattle, DIG (Champaran range) Pankaj Darad said adding one
SLR was recovered from the spot.



The injured jawan was being treated at S K M C
Hospital, Muzaffarpur, hospital Deputy Superintendent Sunil
Sahi said.



The encounter broke out as jawans of CRPF, SAP
and STF encircled the hide-out of the Maoists in the
village, Neelmani said.
East Champaran Superintendent of Police Ganesh Kumar
was leading the forces in the operation against Maoists that
has been going on for four hours, he said.



In the second encounter, two Maoists were arrested
from Kakudih locality in Kaimur hills in Rohtas after a
three-hour gunfight.



Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said the
security forces and Maoists were locked in a fierce encounter
during which over 500 rounds of ammunition were fired from
both sides.



The arrested duo were identified as Ranjeet Ram and
Baleshwar Thakur, he said.



PTI



First Published: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 00:53

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