A Maoist training camp was on Saturday busted in West Singhbhum district after a fierce encounter.

The district police force jointly with para-military force jawans were on regular combing operation in Maoist-infested areas when the encounter took place at Nawagaon in West Singhbhum bordering Orissa, police said.

DIG (Kolhan) Manoj Mishra told PTI that a training camp of the CPI (Maoists) was destroyed following the encounter.

No report of any casualty was reported in the encounter that lasted for about an hour.

Mr. Mishra said large-scale recovery of fire-arms was made during the operation, details of which were awaited.

The encounter came just ahead of the 72-hour proposed Jharkhand bandh called by the Maoists from Sunday midnight.

The Maoists have called the bandh in protest against the government’s “Green Hunt” operation to be launched soon in the State.