Bullets hit Maoists during encounter: Police
Latehar (Jharkhand): The police on Tuesday claimed to have shot at some Maoists during a five-hour encounter with ultras of the banned CPI (Maoist) in Latehar district on the borders with Chhatisgarh.
"The encounter began around 10 am and lasted till 3 pm. Blood stains were found on the Maoists side pointing towards casualties and Maoists taking them away", DIG (CRPF) B K Sharma said.
Operation Octopus-II, a joint drive by the security personnel of Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh, began five days ago, he said.
Latehar Superintendent of Police, Kranti Kumar led the anti-Maoist drive near Latu village of the district, bordering Chhatisgarh and the state?s Garhwa district, he said.
Unspecified number of grenades, improvised explosive devises (IEDs), detonators and rucksacks were found during search operation after the encounter, the DIG said.
The police had last month claimed to have shot dead six Maoists during Operation Octopus-I in Latehar and said the rebels had carried away the bodies.
After chasing away Maoists from Sarju of Latehar district recently, the security personnel have kept the Maoists on the run at Latu and Sania in bordering Garhwa, according to police sources.
The CRPF has proposed to set up a base camp there, the sources added.
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