the encounter took place when security personnel from CRPF and district armed police were on an anti-Maoist operation in the LWE strongholds of the sub-division. (representative image; File photo)
An encounter between security personnel and Maoists on Saturday took place inside a jungle at Gorabandha in Ghatsila sub-division, a LWE stronghold in Jharkhand, following which a camp was busted.
East Singhbhum Superintendent of Police (Rural), Md Arshi said the encounter took place when security personnel from CRPF and district armed police were on an anti-Maoist operation in the LWE strongholds of the sub-division.
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They had launched a search at Dangra Pahar on being informed about a Maoist camp there when the ultras fired at them forcing them to retaliate in self-defense, he said.
The encounter lasted for an hour from 1030 AM to 11.30 AM when…