Encounter in Jharkhand, Maoists Kill Jawan


Ranchi: The Maoist violence has again claimed the life of a security personnel in Jharkhand on Saturday. A jawan of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was killed and a police constable was injured in an encounter in Sundar Pahari aea of Godda district.

A few companies of SSB jawans, along with the district police, were conducting special operations in Godda, 400 km from state capital Ranchi, when the Maoists sitting in an ambush opened fire on them, killing constable Sujit Kumar Singh on the spot.

Godda shares border with Bhagalpur and Banka districts of Bihar. The two districts will go to polls in the first phase of assembly election on October 12. The spot is around 30 km from Bihar border but the operations were being conducted to secure the border in the wake of the elections, an official said.