A transit Naxal camp was busted by security forces after a gun-battle with the ultras in insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said on Sunday.
“The face off between a joint team of security personnel and rebels took place in restive Chalechur hills under Korar Police Station limits yesterday,” Kanker Superintendent of Police, Jitendra Singh Meena, said.
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of rebels in Korar region, around 250 km away from here, a joint squad of Border Security Force (BSF) and district force was dispatched.
While security forces were encircling the Chalechur hills to clamp down on Naxals, some armed rebels spotted them and opened indiscriminate firing, following which jawans retaliated, the SP said.
The ensuring gun-fight lasted for around half-an-hour before ultras fled to the core forests, he said.
Later, during the search at the spot, a 2-kg tiffin bomb, ten Naxal bags, uniforms, radio, plastic tents, Naxal banners, literature, pamphlets, medicines and other Maoist related materials were recovered, he added.