Forces (SFs) killed two suspected
Communist Party of India-Maoist
cadres in an encounter in the Barmasia
forest area under Barhat Police
Station in Lakhisarai District on
June 18, reports The Telegraph.
A joint team of the Central Reserve
Police Force (CRPF)'s specialised
unit for jungle warfare CoBRA (Commando
Battalion for Resolute Action),
the State Police's Special Task
Force (STF) and the District Armed
Police conducted the operation based
on a tip-off of Maoist movement
in the forest under Barhat Police
Station in Lakhisarai District.
The SFs were combing the area when,
the troops spotted some heavily
armed Maoists between Barmuha and
Barmasia villages and two Maoists
were killed in the encounter that
followed. Additional Superintendent
of Police (ASP) (operations), Pawan
Kumar, said some other of the rebels
also suffered bullet injuries in
the five-hour-long operation but
managed to escape. Blood stains
were found on the trail the Maoists
fled. Two bodies were recovered
and two .303 bore assault rifles
were seized from the site. The identity
of the killed rebels is yet to be
ascertained, but they were suspected
to be Maoist cadres from Chhattisgarh.
"Two rifles, a magazine and
liquor pouches were recovered from
the spot where the Maoists had gathered,"
said Jamui ASP, D.N. Pandey.