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12 Maoists killed in Jharkhand gun battle

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Ranchi, June 9: Twelve Maoists were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jharkhand’s Palamu district on Tuesday when the insurgents were on their way to collect levy and threaten local contractors engaged in the bidi business, police said. Anurag alias ‘doctorji’, a self-styled sub-zol commander of the Maoists who carried a reward of Rs.10 lakh on his head, was among those killed. Inspector General of Police (Palamu zone) A. trajan said a joint team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and district police were deployed after receiving information that a group of armed Maoists would cross Bakoria village. The security forces intercepted the Maoists, who were in two vehicles, and told them to surrender. Ignoring the order, one vehicle sped away, but the armed Maoists in the second vehicle got down and opened fire at the security personnel. In the gun battle, 12 Maoists were killed, some were injured, while the rest escaped. Security forces seized some arms and ammunition, including an INSAS rifle and 300 cartridges, from the spot, trajan told IANS over phone. (IANS)

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