PLFI area commander carrying reward of Rs 10 lakh among 3 killed in Gumla

Gumla: In a major success for the security forces involved in anti-insurgency operations in the state an area commander of the PLFI carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh was among the three ultras who was killed in an encounter with the security personnel under Kamdara Police Station area of this district.

Gumla SP had received a secret tip of that PLFI supremo Dinesh Gope has been spotted in Amtoli forests under come Kamdara police station area a joint team of the district police and COBRA jawans conducted raids. Upon seeing the security personnel the ultras opened fire to which the jawans retaliated. A gun battle between the two sides took place after which the ultras fled into the deeper reaches of the forest.

Upon conducting a search in the area police recovered dead bodies of three ultras. Among them, one was later identified as Gajju Gope, an area commander of the outfit who was Carr a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head. Police also recovered a huge amount of arms and ammunition from the spot including two AK-47, two 315 rifles, 3 pistols, wireless chargers, bag packs etc along with Rs 1.25 lakh in cash.

So far in this year, the security forces in the state have killed 9 men of the PLFI and two hardcore Maoists.

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