Bihar: CRPF jawan killed in encounter with Maoists, one held

Gaya: A CRPF jawan was killed and a Maoist ultra arrested during an encounter between security forces and the red rebels at Navigaarh in Pananwa Tand area in Bihar's Gaya district on Tuesday, police said.

On a tip-off, a joint team of police and CRPF personnel surrounded the area where the ultras had assembled, City SP Ratna Mani Sanjeev said.

Both sides exchanged several rounds of fire, he said, adding a CRPF jawan, identified as Sanjay Bhadra, was critically injured in the shootout.

He was admitted to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, Sanjeev said.

One Maoist ultra, who was suspected to be a senior leader, was arrested during the encounter, he said.

Three guns were seized from the spot.