Cobra jawan injured in encounter with Maoists in West Singhbhum

Chaibasa: An encounter took place between the security forces and maoists on the bordering areas of three districts in which a Cobra jawan sustained bullet injuries.

The jawan was airlifted in a helicopter to Medica Hospital. Search and combing operations were also on in the area. Chaibasa SP Ajay Linda has confirmed the incident.

Police said that a tip off had been received regarding the movement of the ultras in the bordering areas of West Singhbhum, Khubti and Saraikela districts. To verify the inputs the security forces launched a search operation in the area.

As soon as the ultras saw the police they opened fire which was retaliated back. In the gun battle a Cobra jawan Narayan Khatri sustained bullet injuries who was later sent to Ranchi.

After being sorrounded by the security personnel the ultras fled into the deeper reaches of the forest. In the search operation arms and ammunitions have been also recovered from the spot.

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