Four Maoists arrested in Khunti



Khunti: Four Maoists, including three women, were on Saturday arrested after a brief encounter with security forces in the jungles of Khunti, a police officer said here.

The gun-fight broke out during an anti-naxal operation between Iti and Pangura forests with both the sides exchanging about 180 rounds of fire, Superintendent of Police, Manoj Kaushik, told newsmen here.

The four were overpowered while the others fled, Kaushik said.

The security forces seized 28 pieces of explosive gel and Insas rifle ammunition.

PTI