Ranchi, March 8: Three Maoists have been gunned down on Thursday in an operation conducted by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh. 1 AK and INSAS rifles including many other ammunitions have been recovered.
Police and the Central Reserve Police Force went to Bundu village where they were fired at by the Maoists. In the gun battle, three Maoists belonging to the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) were killed. Police found two AK-47 rifles from the dead Maoists.
CRPF jawans are investigating into it and also Police have launched a manhunt for the Maoists who managed to escape.
Last month, At least 10 Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.
In January, Last month a woman Naxal was gunned down on Friday in an encounter with security forces. The gun-battle took place at around 4 pm in the forests under Puspal police station area when a team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was returning after carrying out an anti-Maoist operation, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj said. The DRG is a locally raised force vested with the task to tackle Maoists.
When the patrolling team was advancing through forests between Tulsi and Mundial villages, located around 450km away.
The security forces also killed one Naxalite each in Encounters with the banned Communist Party of India in Maharashtra and neighbouring Chhattisgarh. In Maharashtra South Gadchiroli the body of an unidentified male Maoist was retrieved along with the firearm and other materials including literature of the mouth after a joint team of C60 Commandos stormed a base camp in the Forest of had made near Chhattisgarh border.