Khunti (Jharkhand): At least four Maoists
were shot at today in an encounter with CRPF personnel when
their camp was attacked by the ultras in Khunti district of
Jharkhand, police said.
"At least four Maoists were shot at during the strong
retaliatory action by the security forces, beating down the
Maoists attack on CRPF camp immediately after the flag
hoisting ceremony at Rania," Superintendent of Police Manoj
Kaushi told reporters here.
He said the securitymen saw blood stains at several
places during search operation and found out that at least
four Maoists were hit by bullets and were dragged away by
their retreating associates.
About 200 bullets were exchanged during the encounter
before Maoists retreated into the forests, the official said.
There was no casualty on the CRPF side, he said.
Meanwhile, in Ranchi, seven alleged members of banned
People`s Liberation Front of India were arrested and arms and
ammunition were recovered from them.
"They were arrested from Angara Police Station area on
Saturday night. One rifle with magazine, two 9mm pistols, a
revolver, 16 cartridges, mobile phone, sim cards and other
items were recovered from them," SSP Saket Kumar Singh said.
The arrested people allegedly used to extort money from