Three Maoists arrested after Jharkhand gun battle

Maoist guerillas are active in 18 of the Jharkhand's 24 districts.

Ranchi: Three Maoist guerrillas were arrested after a gun battle in Jharkhand's Khunti district, police said on Tuesday.

The gun battle between security forces and guerrillas belonging to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) took place on Monday night near Katingkel village of Khunti district, about 70 mm from here, said the police.

It lasted for more than three hours after which the police succeeded in arresting three PLFI guerrillas. 

The police seized one rifle, live cartridges and incriminating documents from the arrested Maoists. 

Maoist guerillas are active in 18 of the state's 24 districts.