It was the first instance where as many as 13 persons were convicted together as part of the urban network of Maoists in Chhattisgarh.
More than 100 Maoists raided the CCL project site at Bermo area of the district.
Two of constables were abducted at gunpoint on Monday afternoon when they were going in a passenger bus in Bijapur.
Last week, a personnel Madvi Soma was abducted by Maoists in Sukma district.
Vasantha, wife of Delhi University professor Saibaba, says his health is failing for lack of access to basic facilities after being jailed for alleged Maoist links.
It is strengthened by every ‘encounter’ that goes unexamined by the people and the state.
Maoists have warned the villagers who act as SPOs to desist from helping police.
None of the four children killed has been identified so far, families of victims plan to file case or go to court.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das praised the security personnel. “They have done a great job and deserve praise. This should serve as a strong message to Maoists,” he said.
The encounter took place in Bakoria village, about 140 km from Ranchi in the wee hours.
Private militias don’t have a place in a democracy. Government must not let Salwa Judum return in any form.
The main objective of the FPS is to plug the chances of Naxals easily storming into the police stations or carrying out a direct gunfire attack from outside.
While former Judum leader Sukhdev Tati admits some vested interests entered the Judum campaign, he denies an “industry hand”.
The SSP added that the four had been involved in an attack on the office of a construction company engaged in making a bridge between Sahebganj and Gopalganj in the district.
Rajnath visited Sukma and inaugurated the first fortified police station of the state in Dornapal.