Gun-battle between Maoists, security forces in Jharkhand
A gunfight broke out between security forces and Maoists in Jharkhand's Bokaro district on Wednesday, after which the red rebels retreated into deep forests, prompting the launch of a massive search operation, a senior police officer said.
Acting on a tip-off, security forces were conducting a combing operation inside Dak Sadam forest on the foothills of Lugu Pahari in Mahuatand Police Station area, when CPI (Maoist) cadre spotted them and opened fire, following which the gun-battle started.
However, the Maoists made a hasty retreat into deep forests, leaving behind daily use items. The search operation to nab them is underway, Bermo Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Satish Chandra Jha.
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