Jhargram (WB): Joint Forces and Maoist
cadre on Saturday exchanged fire in the forests of Binpur in West
"Acting on a tip-off that a Maoist squad led by Suchitra
Mahato, wife of slain Maoist leader Sasadhar Mahato, was
camping at Amarkuli in Binpur, the Joint Forces launched an
operation early today," Additional Superintendent of Police of
Jhargram Mukesh Kumar said.
As soon as the Joint Forces reached the area, Maoists
fired at them, forcing the Joint Forces to retaliate, he said.
When the Joint Forces retaliated, the Maoists fled from
the area leaving behind arms, ammunition, medical prescription
and Maoist literature, Kumar said.
Seven firearms, including an SLR and a pipegun, clothes
of Maoists and medical prescription for Suchitra Mahato were
found from the spot, he said.
The police suspect the squad leader Suchitra Mahato may
Combing Operation was going on in the area, with the
Joint Forces assisted by the COBRA force of CRPF and state