Two Jharkhand cops critically injured as Maoists ambush police team in Lohardaga district

During a search operation in the Shahi Ghat area, Maoists exploded an IED and fired upon a police team, in which two personnel were critically injured, a senior officer said

Press Trust of India October 30, 2020 18:31:21 IST
Two Jharkhand cops critically injured as Maoists ambush police team in Lohardaga district

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Lohardaga: Two police personnel were critically injured in an ambush by activists of the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district on Friday, police said.

During a search operation in the Shahi Ghat area, Maoists exploded an IED and fired upon a police team, in which two personnel were critically injured, a senior officer said.

The policemen returned fire at the red rebels, following which they escaped into the dense forest, Lohardaga Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Jitendra Kumar Singh told PTI.

The injured police personnel Upendra Singh and Arvind Pandey were airlifted and admitted to a hospital in Ranchi, he said.

Additional police forces and CRPF personnel have been deployed in the area and a search operation is underway, the officer added.

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