Encounter Breaks Out Between Security Forces & Naxals in West Singhbhum

An encounter took place between security forces and Naxalites in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand late on Friday evening. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Kolhan Range, Rajiv Ranjan Singh told PTI that an encounter took place between security forces and Peoples’ Liberation Front of India (PLFI) Naxalites in Manmaru forest in Bandgaon area of West Singhbhum.

The DIG said that after several rounds of firing, the Naxals fled deep inside the forest. There were no reports of any policemen’s casualty in the encounter. The police force led by Assistant Superintendent of Police cum Chakradharpur Sub-Divisional Police Officer Nathu Singh Meena challenged the Naxals. An additional police force has reached the encounter site and security forces are camping at the spot.

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