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CRPF jawan, Maoist killed in Jharkhand encounter

Source: PTI
September 26, 2010 20:22 IST
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One Central Reserve Police Force personnel and a Maoist were on Sunday killed in the fierce encounter that is going on since Saturday in West Singhbhum district, taking the toll to five.

A CRPF personnel and a Maoist were killed on Sunday in the encounter in Tirilposhi jungle while two policemen and an ultra died on Saturday, said Inspector General (Operation) R K Mallick. The encounter is still continuing, he said, adding more casualties on the Maoist side were reported.

Asked whether the bodies of those ultras were found, he said it would be known only when the encounter would be over. The bodies of two Maoists were recovered, he said. An injured policeman died in hospital late on Saturday night while another was killed on the spot in the encounter.

The victims were identified as Rajiv Ranjan and Jehangir Khan, both personnel of the state armed police. CRPF assistant commandant Nitish Kumar, who was injured on Saturday in the encounter, is out of danger now, the IG added.

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