Munger: A joint operation team of
CRPF and police today shot dead two Maoists and recovered two
rifles and 50 cartridges from them after a seven hour-long
encounter in Baghail forests under Bhim sanctuary in Bihar`s
Munger district today.
Acting on a tip off that about 50 Maoists were hiding in
the forests and had planned to sabotage Chief Minister Nitish
Kumar`s proposed June five visit to Kaira in Munger district,
the cops launched a combing operation and were fired upon by
the ultras, official sources said.
In the ensuing encounter that lasted for seven hours,
the joint operation team shot dead two Maoists, while several
others suffered bullet injuries but were carried away by their
colleagues into the deep forest, they said.
Both the Maoists were in uniforms and one of them were
identified from the tatoo on his body.
The two rifles and 50 live cartridges were recovered
during search of their bodies, the sources said.
District Development Officer S N Jha said on phone
from Munger that the joint operation team has foiled a major
conspiracy to sabotage the chief minister`s function at Kaira
following specific information that around 50 Maoists had
assembled at Baghail forest to finetine their strategy.
Senior civil and police officials are camping on the spot
to review the situation, he said.