West Midanapore (WB): A Maoist was killed
and four ultras injured in an encounter with security forces
in Janglemahal area of the district today.
The special anti-Naxal force of the CRPF also arrested
two suspected Naxalites, Ranjit Rana and Nepali, from the
On intelligence inputs about the presence of Maoists
in the jungles of Joybadi in Janglemahal area, the 205th
battalion of the Special Action Force of the CRPF conducted an
operation in the area, a senior CRPF officer said.
The Maoists, believed to be hiding in the jungle for
the past few days, fired at the patrolling joint forces
leading to the gunbattle in which a Naxalite was killed.
The body of the Naxalite has been recovered, the
At least four Maoists suffered bullet wounds in the
encounter, police said.
The exchange of fire was continuing when last reports
Jangalmahal area covers parts of the districts of West
Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia.