A policeman was killed and four suspected Maoists were arrested after an encounter with the ultras near Matrukha village in Giridih district, police said today.
The cop died after he received a bullet injury during the encounter with Maoists last night, Superintendent of Police, A V Homkar, told reporters.
"Four Maoists were arrested after the gun battle," he said.
The ultras attacked a police team when it went to the village in search of an extremist involved in the jail van attack in which some Maoists had escaped on November 9 last year, he said.
Chhotka Marandi, one of those who escaped that day, is among those arrested.
© Copyright PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of any PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without their prior written consent.