Three Naxals killed in Jharkhand; bodies recovered

Security forces killed three Naxals in a gun-battle in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand on Monday.

By: Press Trust of India | Ranchi | Updated: January 12, 2015 3:42:56 pm

Three Naxals were killed on Monday in an encounter with security forces in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand.

According to preliminary information reaching the headquarters in Ranchi, the special operation was being led by
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the jungles of Bukar village under Chauparan police station area when a gun battle between the two sides ensued.

“Three Naxal bodies have been recovered till now. It is very rare that the forces recover bodies during or after an
encounter. Further details are awaited as communication links are weak,” a senior security force official said.

The official said the encounter is still on in the area and few arms like a bolt-action rifle, an INSAS and an SLR
rifle along with explosives have been recovered till now.

Two special squads of the CRPF have been rushed to the encounter spot, the official added.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

Share your thoughts