A top Maoist leader Ashish Yadav was killed in an encounter with Central Paramilitary Forces and police in Gumla district of Jharkhand.
Yadav, an expert in technology and explosives, was gunned down yesterday afternoon inside Palkot jungles in the Gumla district.
Officials said a joint squad of CRPF and state police killed Ashish Yadav, a member of the Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area Committee (BJ-SAC), in the jungles of Boradih forests of the district yesterday after a gunbattle.
An INSAS rifle, an SLR and another high calibre rifle have been seized after the operation.
According to reports, Yadav carried a bounty of Rs 25 lakh on his head and was a member of the ultra groups special area committee (SAC).
Yadav’s elimination is being touted as an achievement for the BJP government in its war against left-wing extremism led by director general of police (DGP), DK Pandey.
In an another incident, six Maoist rebels were arrested and arms and ammunition from recovered from their possession in Gumla district.