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Source: Times of India

Paramilitary forces and the Jamui police demolished a big Maoist training centre at the Chunchunarawa Pahari in the dense forest of Jamui district after an hour-long encounter with Maoists.

Jamui SP Upendra Prasad Singh said, “The combing operation team comprising nine battalions of CRPF, Cobra, STF and district police, under the leadership of the DIG, CRPF, Keval Singh, fired more than 150 rounds to counter the Maoists while demolishing their guerilla training centre. We have recovered four magazines of AK-47 and SLR, 212 live cartridges, denotators, Maoists’ uniform, medicines worth Rs 2 lakh besides a huge stock of foodgrain and nets at the training centre. The anti -Maoists operation will continue in the areas suspected to be hideouts of Maoists in future as well.”

The Bihar police had to launch a drive against the Maoists in Jamui district after more than four persons including a deputy commandant of CRPF Heera Kant Jha lost their lives in the Maoists’ attack in Jamui district this year on July 4, police sources said. Jha died following gun shot injuries in an encounter with Maoists at Lakhari vilage under Khaira police station in Jamui district. Sidhu Kora, who had shot at the CRPFD deputy commandant is still at large.

Kidnapped man return: A young railway gateman, Rupesh Kumar, (33), of Munger district, who was allegedly abducted by criminals from the place of his night duty at Kharia-Pipara railway crossing, returned safely from the clutches of criminals from an area under Sultanganj PS in Bhagalpur district on Saturday morning, DSP (rural), Bhagalpur, Rakesh Kumar, said.

“Continuous raids and pressure on abductors forced them to release Rupesh Kumar. He is safe and healthy in the police custody now. We are quizzing him to find out the persons involved in the crime,” Kumar said.

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