Security forces exchange fire with Maoists in Jharkhand

The CRPF and police exchanged fire with Maoists when they surprised the ultras cooking at a camp in at Rajabasa in Jharkhand`s East Singbhum district Tuesday.

Jamshedpur: The CRPF and police exchanged
fire with Maoists when they surprised the ultras cooking at a camp in at Rajabasa in Jharkhand`s East Singbhum district Tuesday.
The police and CRPF were on long-range patrol in the
Gurabandha jungle, a Maoist-affected area, when they came upon
the camp at which the ultras opened fire, police sources said.

The CRPF and police returned the fire leading to a 15
minute exchange, the sources said.

There was no casualty.

The Maoists fled leaving behind utensils, half-cooked
food, uniforms and a revolver, the sources said.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Akhilesh Kumar Jha,
who rushed to the spot immediately, confirmed the incident.

PTI