Sunday, February 25, 2007

Two Naxals Killed in Gaya in Police Encounter

Patna: Feb. 25, 2007

The police in Gaya district under Wazirganj police station on Sunday evening shot and killed two Naxal extremists while injuring half a dozen others in an encounter that lasted over an hour, Gaya Superintendent of Police (SP) Amit Jain said.

According to the report, after receiving information about the ultras planning to hold a meeting near Bigha-Kharhari Pahari area, a police team led by the SP and assisted by Sherghati DSP Baliram Chowdhary raided the location that led to exchange of hundreds of rounds of firing from both sides.

While two Naxals died on the spot, others managed to escape. The police managed to capture one of the fleeing criminals and recovered a large cache of arms and explosives including an SLR, two police rifles stolen earlier, a live bomb, hundreds of rounds of live cartridges, one detonator, a cell phone, two walkie-talkies and Naxal literature from the encounter site.

The arrested ultra was identified as Manoj Manjhi who is now being quizzed by the cops.

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