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Jharkhand: Naxal commander carrying Rs 10lakh bounty killed in encounter

ANI  |  Dumka (Jharkhand) [India] 

A having a bounty of Rs 10 lakh on his head was killed in an encounter carried out jointly by police and (SSB) in the forests of Chatupada in on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as alias Tala Da, an accused in more than 50 cases.

Police recovered an AK-4 rifle, one INSAS rifle and a huge cache of magazines and bullets from the deceased.

The area has been cordoned off and a is underway to nab other Naxals involved, said a

Superintendent of Police (SP) YS informed that blood stains were found in the area.

"They have made a hideout here and were planning extortion. The operation was going on since last night but today morning at 7 am the encounter ensued and heavy firing took place from both the sides. The Naxals have fired at least 500 rounds. There were 15-20 including 2-3 women among their ranks," said

The police informed that the deceased was the main hand behind major Naxal attacks or incidences in the area.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 21:07 IST