Saturday, February 06, 2010

Maoist training camp smashed in Jharkhand

Chaibasa (Jharkhand), Feb 6 (PTI) A Maoist training camp was today smashed in West Singhbhum district after a fierce encounter between police and ultra-left cadre.

The district police force was on regular combing operation jointly with para-military force jawans in naxal-affected areas when the encounter took place at Nawagaon in West Singhbhum bordering Orissa, police said.

DIG (Kolhan) Manoj Mishra told PTI that a training camp of the CPI(Maoists) was smashed following the encounter.

There was no report of any casualty in the encounter that lasted for about an hour.

Large-scale recovery of fire-arms was made during the operation, details of which were awaited, Mishra said.

The encounter came just ahead of the 72-hour proposed Jharkhand bandh called by the ultra outfit from tomorrow midnight.

The Maoists have called the bandh in protest against the government's proposed anti-naxal 'Green Hunt" operation to be launched soon in the state

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