Chaibasa: An encounter took place between the jawans of the district police and CRPF on the bordering areas of Gudri-Bandhgaon Police Station areas of the West Singhbhum district.
Police said that a tip-off had been received regarding the movement of PLFI supremo Dinesh Gope and Zonal Commander Jidan Gudiya in the forests of Kamroda-Jatrama. To verify the information a joint operation was initiated by Chaibasa SP Inderjit Mahtha and commandant of the 60th battalion of CRPF Anand Jerai.
Police said that after the ultras saw the security forces in the hills of Kamroda village they opened fire and on retaliation, the policemen also fired. Both sides were involved in a gun battle for nearly half an hour however after being surrounded the ultras fled into the deeper reaches of the forest.
In the search operation which was later conducted four bikes including a 'Royal Enfield Bullet' was recovered from the spot. The other items which were recovered included 7 bag packs, 105 live cartridges, phone chargers, power banks, medicines, items of daily use, pamphlets, Naxal literature, magazine cover etc.
Chaibasa SP Inderjit Mahtha said that after receiving concrete information regarding the movement of the PLFI ultras the operation was conducted during which encounter took place with PLFI squad led by Jidan Gudia. In the operation, ASP Nathu Singh Meena was also involved along with other officers of CRPF.