Ranchi: On Moday, Security forces gunned down three Naxals in an encounter that took place in Jharkhand's Giridih district and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition. Here it is to be noted that the Central Reserve Police Force personnel also lost his life in the encounter. According to initial reports, the encounter started when troops of the 7th battalion of the CRPF was carrying out special operations in forest area in Belbha Ghat. Three bodies of Maoists along with an AK-47 Rifle, three bullet magazines and four pipe bombs have been recovered from the encounter site till now, the officials said. Security forces are looking for more recoveries and a search is being conducted in the encounter area, they said. Jharkhand will go to polls in the final four phases of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.
However it is worth mention here that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Bhima Mandavi was killed and five police personnel sustained critical injuries after Naxals attacked a convoy in Chhattisgarh on last Tuesday. Mandavi was in the convoy travelling from Kuakonta to Syamgiri in Dantewada, when it came under the Naxal attack.
Here it is to be noted that Earlier on April 10, at least one security personnel was injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by Maoists in Maharashtra's Gadricholi on Wednesday, a day before the first phase polling for the general elections. Naxals attacked the 191 battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Gatta area of Ettapalli.