Two Jharkhand Jaguar Jawans Martyred in Encounter With Maoists Near Dassam Falls
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Ranchi, October 4: Two jawans of the Jharkhand Jaguar group, designated to counter the Naxal insurgents in the state, lost their lives on Friday. The deceased were martyred during an encounter with members of the banned armed group, the Communist Party of India (Maoists), near the Dassam falls. No casualties among the insurgent camp was reported by the time preliminary reports emerged. Chhattisgarh: Six Naxals Killed in Separate Encounters in Bastar.

The ambush was reported after the jawans launched a counter-insurgency operation, on being tipped about the presence of CPI (Maoist) cadre between Bundu and Namkum near the Dassam falls. To catch the militants by surprise, the security forces attempted to raid their hideout at 4 am, a police official said.

Update by ANI:

“The Maoists opened fire on the security forces and two of our district jawans suffered bullet injuries. While one jawan was declared brought dead at the hospital, another succumbed to his injuries during treatment,” Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Murari Lal Meena said.

Meanwhile, in a major gain for the security forces, the kingpin of a militant ambush on June 14 in Jharkhand's Seraikela-Kharsawan district has surrendered before the police. The militant attack, which he had masterminded, had led to the death of five police personnel.