Policeman injured in encounter with Maoists

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 13:21

Garhwa: A policeman was Tuesday injured in an encounter with a group of 12-15 members of a Maoist splinter group near Bhumipur village in Garhwa district.

On a tip-off that a group of men had gathered at Khetrawarpahar near the village, the police rushed to the spot at around 4 AM and a gun battle broke out lasting for about two hours, Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar Jha said.
Policeman Abdul Satar was injured in the encounter and has been admitted to a hospital in Ranchi.

During search operation, blood stains were found indicating injuries sustained by the Maoists.
The SP said the police were ascertaining the identity of the splinter group.


First Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 13:21

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