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Maoist killed in encounter in Khunti

PTI | Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 23:13

Khunti: A Maoist was killed and two others suffered injuries in an encounter with security forces near Leved village in Jharkhand`s Khunti district on Tuesday.

"Maoist Ramesh Pahan has been killed in the encounter while two others suffered injuries, but they managed to escape. A Maoist, Lal Mohan Pahan has been arrested," Superintendent of Police Anis Gupta told reporters.
The encounter broke out during a search operation by personnel of the CRPF and the district police.

Gupta said the rebels fired about 70 bullets while the security personnel made a strong retaliatory action, firing 140 to 150 shots as the ultras retreated into the jungles.
Two guns, six bullets and other materials were recovered from the spot, he added.

In a separate incident at Manhu village of the district, suspected ultras of the People`s Liberation Front of India set fire to a tractor.

First Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 23:13
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