Chatra District, August 3, 2022: An encounter took place on Wednesday between a squad of cadres belonging to the CPI (Maoist) and security forces comprising jawans of the 190th battalion of the CRPF as well as district police in Jharkhand’s Chatra district.
Simaria SDPO Ashok Priyadarshi said that following the instructions of the Chatra SP a joint team of the 190th battalion of the CRPF in addition to the Kunda police conducted a search operation inside Harul forest during which they came in contact with the Maoists.
SDPO Priyadarshi said that the Maoist squad was led by CPI (Maoist) Zonal Commander Manohar. Following the gun battle with the jawans the Maoists escaped into the deeper reaches of the forests.
During the search and combing operation following the battle security personnel recovered two kilograms of ammonium nitrate, two gas cylinders of five kilograms each, a can bomb of three kilograms, 50 meters of electric wire, 250 grams of explosive powder and items of daily use belonging to the Maoists.
Police allege that the Maoists were busy making IED’s when security forces chanced upon them in Harul forest.
Source : http://www.uniindia.com/encounter-between-police-ultras-in-jharkhand-explosives-recovered/east/news/2794261.html