Sundargarh: A commander of People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) was killed in an encounter with Jharkhand police last night.
The deceased has been identified as Bijaya Dang. He was the team leader of PLFI in Sundargarh district in Odisha and Simdega district in Jharkhand.
Acting on reliable inputs, Simdega police launched a search operation in Jharia forest under Kolabera police limits. During the search operation, Bijaya and his eight associates opened fire on the police force.
In retaliation, Bijaya was gunned down while other Maoists managed to escape taking advantage of darkness.
Bijaya had been involved in several crimes including the murder of a businessman and a local politician.