Gaya: Three CRPF personnel were injured on Sunday in an encounter with a group of armed Maoists near Balther hill in Bihar's Gaya district, police said.

Acting on a tip-off that Maoists had gathered at the hill to discuss the strategy for "Bihar Bandh" Monday, a CRPF's Cobra battalion raided the place, the police said.

The Maoist fired at the advancing battalion, who retaliated and in the ensuing encounter three Cobra jawans sustained injuries, they said.

The injured jawans were brought to Gaya for treatment, the police said.

Meanwhile, CRPF DIG Umesh kumar confirmed that an encounter took place between CRPF Cobra battalion and ultras, but said that he has no no information about the casualty or
of injury to any jawan.

Gaya SSP, Vinay Kumar, has rushed to the spot with additional re-enforcements, the sources said.


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