Chaibasa (Jharkhand), Aug 29 (PTI) Security forces engaged in a gunfight with Naxals belonging to the proscribed outfit People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Saturday, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the CoBRA battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jharkhand Police surrounded a PLFI camp in Jomtai forest in Gudri police station area, following which the gunbattle broke out, a senior police officer said.
'Though the Naxals managed to escape into the dense forest, they left behind an AK-47 assault rifle, two magazines, dozens of cartridges, 12 mobile phones and extortion pads,' district Superintendent of Police, Indrajit Mahata, said.
A search operation is underway in the forest, he added. PTI IKD ACD ACD