Two CRPF jawans shot at by Maoists in WB

Two CRPF jawans were seriously injured after being shot at by Maoists during a combing operation in the forests of West Midnapore district.

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2012, 09:59 AM IST

Midnapore (WB): Two CRPF jawans were Monday seriously injured after being shot at by Maoists during a combing operation in the forests of West Midnapore district.
District SP Sunil Chowdhury told PTI that joint security forces were involved in a fierce gunbattle with the Maoists in Goaltore area`s Metla forest since last night during which R L Reddy and Bijoy Mahalakshmi were shot at in the morning.
The two jawans have been rushed to the district hospital in a critical condition, he said.

Police suspect that some Maoists have also been injured in the exchange of gun fire.

PTI