PLFI activist gunned down in Gumla

Gumla (Jharkhand), Feb 27 (PTI) A self-styled sub-zonalcommander of the banned People''s Liberation Front of India(PLFI) was gunned down in an encounter with security forces inGumla district, police said today.

Guddu Oraon was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on hishead in Jharkhand, while Chhattisgarh had announced a rewardof Rs 10,000 for catching him in connection with 24 cases ofMaoist violence, Gumla Superintendent of Police N K Singh saidhere.

"Oraon was active on the borders of Chhattisgarh, Orissaand Jharkhand," he said.

The encounter took place yesterday when Oraon aliasKaram Chand Oraon and his men opened fire on a patrollingpolice party in Keredih forest, Singh said, adding he waskilled in the exchange of fire.

His associates managed to escape. Police seized a9mm pistol, two mobile handsets and a bike from the spot. PTICOR PVR KKDV02271106

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