Ranchi, January 12: Two Maoists have been killed in a shootout with the CRPF during a search operation launched by the paramilitary force in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand.
The shootout took place around 11.23 p.m. on Thursday between the Maoists and a joint team of the 22 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jharkhand Police.
The Maoists opened fire on the security team when it was searching the thickly forested area of Donai Khurd, CRPF Deputy Inspector General M. Dinakaran told.
The CRPF team recovered two dead bodies and seized one AK-47, one Insas rifle and 200 live cartridges from the spot after the operation. Search operations were still on, Dinakaran said.
Similar operations were also carried out in the forests of Pidmel, Pollampalli, Sukma in Chattisgarh. Around 12.30 a.m. on Friday in another shootout a CRPF constable suffered bullet injury during the searches in Sukma, the officer said.
The officer said the constable was evacuated by a chopper and admitted to a hospital in Raipur. His condition was reportedly stable.
Jharkhand Police tweeted “Hazaribagh SP kept observing whole night campaign On the spot, a large number of bullets were recovered from the spot, in which one INSAS and AK 47 were recovered. Both arms are looted by the police.”
“DGP congratulates Hazaribagh Police DGP announced the reward of two lakhs on the success of Hazaribagh Police. Along with this, the team announced a reward of Rs 5000.” Jharkhand Police said.