Bokaro (Jharkhand): A jawan of the CoBRA
on Thursday suffered bullet wound during an encounter with the
Maoists near Jhumra Hills of Bokaro district where massive
combing operation is continuing for the last four days.
The jawan escaped with minor injury after the bullet
brushed past his neck, Bokaro Superintendent of Police Kuldip
Diwedi said, adding he was being shifted to Bokaro hospital.
There were two encounters with the rebels during the day,
the SP said.
On Tuesday, the Maoists had killed two CoBRA jawans and
wounded three others in a gun-fight at Amman near Jhumra
Earlier in the day, Deputy Inspector General of Police
(Bokaro) Laxman Prasad Singh said Maoist movement was being
watched through helicopter surveillance over the Jhumra Hills
as massive combing operation was continuing in the foothills.
"A massive search operation by the CRPF/state police in
the Jhumra Hills is continuing. We are watching their movement
and their hideouts through helicopter surveillance," he said.
Bordering districts of Hazaribagh and Giridih police were
asked to join the operation from their sides to surround the
rebels, he added.