Dumka: In an encounter which took place between the police and ultras belonging to the CPI (Maoists) in a forest area of Chatupada
under Shikaripada Police Station area of this district a hardcore ultra carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh was killed. The deceased ultra
has been identified as Sahdeo Rai alias Tala Da from whose possession an Insas and an AK-47 and other arms have been recovered. Santhal Pargana DIG Rajkumar Lakra, SDPO Rakesh Kumar have rushed to Shikaripada post the incident.
Police said that following the input regarding the presence of the hardcore ultra police under the leadership of Dumka SP Y S Ramesh had cordoned off the are and was conducting search operations. Upon seeing the police the ultras opened fire to which the police retaliated in which the ultra was killed. DIG Rajkumar Lakra told media-persons that search and combing operations were currently on in the area.