Bokaro: An encounter took place between the CPI Maoists and the security personnel including jawans of the CRPF and the district
police at Rajderwa forest under Chatrochatti Police Station area of this district. However, no casualty was reported from any side in the
incident. Police sources said that a search operation was on in the area when suddenly the maoists opened fire over which the police
retaliated forcing the maoists to flee into the deeper reaches of the forest. Bokaro SP Karthik S who also reached on the spot said
that encounter area is located 32 kilometres away from Gomia.
He said that following a secret tip off regarding the presence of maoist squad led by Mithlesh Mahto the security forces were conducting a search in the forest during which the maoists opened fire. Mahto was also involved in setting 35 hyvas on fire in Khas Mahal Colliery for the want of levy. Search operations were currently on in the area.