In Jharkhand, Deputy Commandant Rajesh Kumar of Border Security Forces (BSF) on deputation with Jharkhand Jaguar lost his live in a naxal encounter between ultra outfit Jharkhand Jan-Mukti Parishad (JJMP) naxals and security forces held late night in Latehar district. The encounter took place in Turidih Saliya forest area of Latehar district. Mr Kumar was airlifted from Latehar to Ranchi for medical treatment where he was declared brought dead by the doctors.
Jharkhand Police spokesperson ADG Amol V Homkar confirmed that one Naxalite has been killed in this encounter and massive arms and ammunition has been seized by police. Police forces along with Jharkhand Jaguar forces were on a search operation in the dense forest areas of Latehar district. Mr Homkar said that search operation in the area is still going on after the encounter. DGP Jharkhand Niraj Sinha today met the family members of the martyr this morning.