Ranchi. All-round action is being taken against the Naxalites in the Naxal affected areas of Jharkhand. Alam is that even the dense forests and mountains are no longer able to become the security cover of the Naxalites. Jharkhand Police is now pushing them by entering their den. On Wednesday, a fierce encounter took place in Rengra of Chaibasa district, which is considered a safe stronghold of Naxalites. In this a bunker of Naxalites was demolished. Many items were recovered from this bunker, which contains Naxalite literature as well as daily necessities.
According to Jharkhand Police IG Operations Amol Vinukant Homkar, there was information about the presence of Anal Da’s squad in the forest. It was learned that they had gathered in the forest to carry out some major incident. After this information, as soon as the soldiers of the district force along with the battalion of CRPF’s Cobra 209 reached the forest near Rengdahatu village of Tonto police station area, Ajay Mahto alias Budhram Mahto’s squad started firing targeting the policemen. Then the security forces retaliated. The Naxalites got uprooted due to the action of the police and they escaped taking advantage of the forest.
According to the IG campaign, many Naxalites have been reported to have been shot. Search operation is still going on in the area. A bunker of Naxalites was also demolished during this operation. Police have also recovered a large quantity of food items, Naxal literature and medical kits of Naxalites from this bunker. According to the police, Naxalite Commander Ajay Mahto, rewarded 25 lakhs, was also present during the encounter. Frightened by the police firing, he fled with the squad.
Tags: Anti naxal operation, Chaibasa news, Jharkhand news
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 07, 2022, 23:54 IST