Garwah (Jharkhand), May. 12 (PTI): In a major encounter, CRPF today gunned down five hardcore naxalites in this district of Jharkhand.
A CRPF spokesman said that at around 1300 hours two companies of the paramilitary force engaged in a gun battle with a group of naxalites in the jungle of Tutitola village.
During the ensuing encounter five hardcore naxals including two women cadres were killed.
The bodies of the militants were recovered from the encounter site, District Superintendent of Police Mohammad Nihal said.
The security personnel also recovered four self loading rifles, one AK rifle and some other objectionable material.
Director General of CRPF S I S Ahmed congratulated the team and announced handsome reward, the CRPF spokesman said.