January 22, 2022 14:39 (IST)
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Jharkhand: PLFI's Fading Footprints

On December 22, 2020, an ‘area commander’ of the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), identified as Punai Oran, was killed in an exchange of fire with the Security Forces (SFs) at Chete village near Lodhma under Nagri Police Station limits in Ranchi District. Punai, carrying a reward of INR 200,000 on his head, was active in Ranchi, Gumla and Khunti, and had about 14 cases pending against him in Ranchi and other Districts. PLFI ‘chief’ Dinesh Gope had reportedly given one AK-47 rifle to Oraon, who used to extort money from businessmen and estate traders.

West Singhbhum: 3 PLFI ultras killed in joint operation of police and CRPF

Chaibasa/UNI: Three ultras of the proscribed PLFI were killed in an encounter with police forces today under Tebo Police Station area of the West Singhbhum district.