Security forces and Maoists exchange bullets in Lohardaga

Lohardaga: A gun battle on Saturday took place between the ultras belonging to the CPI Maoist and police personnel in Guni village forest located under Serendag police station area of this district. Lohardaga SP Priyadarshi Alok said that for the last few days search and combinations operations were on in the border areas of Lohardaga and Gumla district in wake of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

He said that police had received a secret tip-off regarding the presence of Maoist squad led by Ravinder Ganju in the area after which a police team conducted raids. Upon seeing the policemen the ultras opened fire to which the security forces retaliated, however, sensing that the police was surrounding them the ultras fled into the deeper reaches of the forest. Items of daily use were recovered from the spot the SP said adding that later all of them were burnt.

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