6 TPC ultras killed over dispute over levy

Hazaribagh, May 21 : Six ultras belonging to the Tritya Prastuti
Committee were killed in an internal dispute which took place in
Keredari and Hendegir forest areas falling under Barkagaon block of
this district.
The deceased ultras have been identified as zonal commander Sagar,
Manish Johnson and Sagar Munda. The identity of the other killed
ultras was yet to be ascertained. Police sources said that the ultras
managed to take the bodies of their associates alongwith them deeper
into the forests. A police team which later reached on the spot
recovered some empty cartridges and naxal uniforms from the spot.
Hazaribagh SP Anup Birthare said that the
incident took place around 0200-0300 hrs in the area. He said after
hearing the gun shots the local police ensured proper safety before
reaching the spot.
On the other hand the local villagers who also reached on the spot
rather claimed that apart from the six bodies they also saw three
severely injured ultras. They said that incident took place as a
dispute between the ultras over distribution of the money collected as
levy and extortion.

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