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PLFI rebel killed in encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Simdega (Jharkhand) 

A self styled 'area commander' of the ultra outfit Peoples Liberation Front of India(PLFI) was killed and two others were arrested after an encounter with CRPF and district police at in bordering Odisha, police said.

PLFI is a breakway faction of the banned CPI(Maoist).

The encounter took place when the security personnel rushed to the spot in district following a tip off, of police said.

The rebel killed in the exchange of fire was identified as alias Lamboo, he said.

During the that followed, the security personnel arrested two rebels and seized two double barrel guns, a country-made pistol, an AK-47 and a sten gun, 17 live cartridges, one wireless set, two among other items.

All the rebels hailed from Odisha, Ranjan said adding the two arrested are being interrogated.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 20:15 IST