Chatra, Jan 28 (PTI) A Maoist was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jharkhand's Chatra district on Saturday, police said.
The encounter between security forces and Maoist took place in a forest adjacent to Karimandar-Butkuiya village, some 250 km from the state capital Ranchi, police said.
Chatra Superintendent of Police (SP) Rakesh Ranjan said that CRPF and district police teams were on their anti-Maoist movement. "Meanwhile, a gunfight between the security forces and Maoist took place, in which a Maoist was killed. Several rounds of bullets were exchanged from both sides," he said.
"... the Maoists fled from there taking advantage of the deep forest. The body has been recovered and his identification is being done," the SP said.
He said a search operation is on.
Police said that security forces had an encounter two days back with squad of Maoist Manohar Ganjhu, who is carrying a reward of Rs 15 lakh on his head, at Madgada forest of the district. PTI COR SAN RG