India: Naxal terrorists blow up road in Jharkhand

Chaibasa (Jharkhand), Jul 13 (PTI) A road was blown up on Monday by Maoists in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district, police said.

They carried out an improvised explosive device (IED) blast, aimed to target security personnel, and damaged the road, Superintendent of Police Indrajeet Mahata said.

The incident happened near Berkela village in Khuntpani block in the early hours.

On Sunday, the Maoists blew up 12 buildings of the forest department, located around 2 km from the area.

India: Naxal terrorists blow up 12 buildings in Jharkhand

Chaibasa, Jul 12 (PTI) Twelve buildings of the Jharkhand forest department were blown up by suspected Maoists in West Singhbhum district, police said on Sunday.

According to Superintendent of Police Indrajeet Mahatha, a group of armed Maoists had barged into the buildings in Berkela forest area of the district on Saturday night and asked all staffers to vacate the premises.

India: Athlete forced to sell vegetables in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Jun 30 (PTI) Athlete Geeta Kumari was forced to sell vegetables in the streets of Jharkhands Ramgarh district to make ends meet.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren's intervention helped Kumari to get Rs 50,000 from the Ramgarh district administration and also a monthly stipend of Rs 3,000 to pursue her athletics career.

India: Man gets 22-year jail term for raping minor in Jharkhand

Chaibasa (Jharkhand), Jun 22 (PTI) An East Singhbhum court on Monday sentenced a man to 22 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping a 16-year-old girl in 2019.

District and Additional Sessions Judge Ramakant Mishra convicted 21-year-old Sunny Lakra in the rape case and awarded the sentence under POCSO Act and sections 341 (wrongfully restraining any person), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 376 (rape) under the Indian Penal Code, Public Prosecutor Arun Kumar said.

India: 3 Naxal terrorists killed in Jharkhand encounter

Ranchi, May 28 (PTI) Three Naxals were killed and two apprehended after a gunbattle with security forces in Jharkhand on Thursday, officials said.

They said the encounter, followed by an ambush on a reinforcement party of the Central Reserve Police Force, took place in the Manmaru-Tebo area of West Singhbhum district.

The security team was led by the 60th battalion of the CRPF along with state police and the first exchange of fire took place at about 5 am.

Naxal commander nabbed by security forces in Jharkhand

New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) Security forces on Wednesday nabbed a naxal commander in Jharkhand's Chatra district along with an AK series assault rifle and over 100 rounds of ammunition, officials said.

Nauku Gaulu, a sub-zonal commander of the Tritiya Sammelan Prastuti Committee (TSPC), was nabbed during a search operation in the Tikulia-Lawalong area of the district, they said.

The operation was led by the 190th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force along with the state police.

India: PLFI militant killed in Jharkhand's Simdega

Simdega (Jharkhand), May 17 (PTI) An ultra of the banned Peoples Liberation Front of India (PLFI) was killed and another injured on Sunday in a gunbattle with the police in Jharkhand's Simdega district, officials said.

The gunbattle happened near Bendochuan village in the Jaldega police station area.

The ultra was killed on the spot, while another has been admitted to a hospital with bullet injuries, Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Kumar told reporters.

An AK-47 rifle was among the weapons seized from the spot, he said.

India: BJP MLA surrenders in extortion case

Dhanbad (Jharkhand), May 11 (PTI) BJP MLA Dhulu Mahto, who is facing various charges including extortion, on Monday surrendered before the Dhanbad chief judicial magistrate who remanded him to 14 days' judicial custody.

Mahto was absconding since February 19 when police raided his house at Barora area in Dhanbad in connection with the cases.

Accompanied by his advocate S N Mukherjee, the legislator reached the residence of the CJM, Sangita, as courts are closed due to lockdown.

India: ThreeNaxal terrorists gunned down in encounter in Jharkhand

Chaibasa, Apr 4 (PTI) Three Maoists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Saturday, a senior police officer said here.

Acting on a tip-off that members of the banned CPI (Maoist) had gathered in the forest near Chirungreda village, a joint team of the CRPF and district police force rushed to the area, Superintendent of Police Indrajeet Mahata said.

India: Minor girl accuses friend, 8 others of rape

Dumka (Jharkhand), Mar 26 (PTI) A 16-year-old girl has alleged that nine persons raped her in Dumka district, after a friend misguided her to take a shortcut through a jungle, a police officer said on Thursday.

Superintendent of Police Y S Ramesh said raids have been conducted to nab the culprits after the girl, who is currently hospitalised, filed a complaint with the police against the friend and eight others who are not known to her.

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