CRPF jawan killed, another injured in encounter with Maoist
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Last Updated: Friday, March 25, 2011, 23:10
Medininagar (Jharkhand): A CRPF jawan was killed while another suffered injuries in an encounter with CPI(Maoists) near Matnag village in Palamu district, a senior CRPF officer said on Friday.

CRPF DIG B K Sharma told PTI that the security personnel were returning to their base in Palamu after recovering the bodies of an electrical engineer Jitendra Singh and another person Mukesh Yadav, who were allegedly abducted by Maoists from Porsam in Latehar district when they were fired upon by the Maoists last evening near Matang village.

One CRPF jawan Amandeep Singh, a resident of Hoshiarpur in Punjab was killed in the encounter while another jawan D K Rathi, a resident of Alwar in Rajasthan was injured, he said.

Sharma said the encounter lasted till this morning and the injured jawan has been airlifted to Ranchi for treatment.

A massive search was on in the bordering areas of Palamu and Latehar district to flush out the extremists, the DIG added.

Singh and Yadav were working for a private power company which was engaged in construction of a power plant and were allegedly abducted by Maoist on March 17 from Latehar district.


First Published: Friday, March 25, 2011, 23:10

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