Three CRPF personnel were injured in an IED blast triggered by Maoists in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district on Thursday, PTI reported.
After the incident, a search operation was launched and 51 IEDs were recovered at a forest near Meralgada village in Goilkera police station area, said Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Shekhar.
A bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot and the explosives were defused, the SP said.
Earlier in the day, acting on a tip-off that top Maoist leaders, including Misir Besra, who is carrying a reward of Rs 1 crore on his head, were having a meeting at the forest, security forces launched a search operation during which an IED exploded.
Three CRPF jawans of the 60th battalion — Rakesh Pathak, BD Anal and Pankaj Yadav — were injured in the explosion and were airlifted to a hospital in Ranchi. SP Shekhar said the conditions of the three jawans were stable.
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