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A member of the banned outfit - the Tritiya Sammelan Prastuti Committee (TSPC) was arrested following a shootout between security forces and the outfit on the Ranchi-Hazaribag border, police said on Sunday.
The gunfight took place in the Dumaro forest on Saturday night after Hazaribag and Ranchi police conducted a joint operation against a TSPC member who had gathered to execute a plan of a major attack on the levy, said Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kishor Kausal.
He said, "The arrested TSPC member identified as Shankar Mahto has been taken by the Hazaribag police for further questioning."
The SSP said many rounds were fired from both sides. However, there were no injuries or casualties in the shootout. Two bicycles, two boxes and other things were found at the scene.
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