Banka: Six Naxalites were on Saturday gunned
down by security forces during a five-hour encounter in
Majhidih village in Bihar`s Banka district, police said.
About twelve heavily-armed Naxalites, who were holed
up in a house, opened fire on CRPF and SAP jawans after being
asked to surrender, the Acting Superintendent of Police (SP)
B K Das said.
The security forces retaliated killing six Naxalites
and also destroyed the house where the ultras were hiding, he
The encounter lasted for about five hours, Das said.
A Naxalite, identified as Devan Tuddu -- a native of
Kaithavaran village, has been arrested, while about ten others
escaped, he said, adding one SLR was recovered from the site
of the encounter.
There was no casualty among the security personnel, he
The security forces have launched a combing operation
in the nearby forces where some of the Naxalites might have
escaped, Das said.