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Security personnel recover rifle during encounter

Security personnel on Saturday recovered a regular rifle during an encounter with CPI (Maoists) in Gitamati village under Pandu police station in naxal-hit Palamu district.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2011 13:06 IST
PTI
Hindustantimes

Security personnel on Saturday recovered a regular rifle during an encounter with CPI (Maoists) in Gitamati village under Pandu police station in naxal-hit Palamu district.

The encounter is still on and the security personnel and district police force are engaged in flushing out the ultras, Laxman Prasad Singh, DIG (Palamu), said.

Singh told PTI that a regular rifle, which was looted from the district police in the past, was recovered during the encounter.

The DIG said the district border has been sealed while security personnel from adjoining Garwah district have joined the anti-naxal operation.