The police recovered hand grenades, walkie-talkie and several important documents from the spot.

The state police have launched search operations across the state.

Meanwhile, a clash between police forces and Maoists took place in Gumla town also in the state.

The Maoists have been operating for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India. It's strength grew during recent times in those areas where poor, tribal villagers came into conflict with mining companies seeking resources for industrialization.

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