Chhattisgarh: Maoist carrying reward of 5 lakh killed in encounter with police

Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:43 PM IST
The encounter between the Maoist and police lasted for a few minutes after which the former was gunned down by the security personnel
The Maoist, Kamlesh was a member of Malenger Area Committee of Darbha Division of CPI (Maoist). (Representative image)
The Maoist, Kamlesh was a member of Malenger Area Committee of Darbha Division of CPI (Maoist). (Representative image)

A Maoist carrying a reward of 5 lakh on his head was gunned down by Chhattisgarh police in an encounter in Bastar’s Sukma district on Friday, police said.

The Maoist, Kamlesh was a member of Malenger Area Committee of Darbha Division of CPI (Maoist), police said.

The search operation inside the jungle is still on, officials added.

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“On Friday, at around 10am, an exchange of fire took place between Maoist and jawans of District Reserve Guard (DRG) near Borapara jungles under Gadiras police station,” said Inspector General of Police, Bastar range, Sunderaj P.

Police said the encounter lasted for a few minutes.

“After the encounter ended, we recovered the body of a male Maoist from the spot. The deceased Maoist was initially identified as Kamlesh, Malenger Area Committee Member,” said the IG.

On Thursday, neighboring Dantewada police gunned down Denga Deva alias Mahangu Deva, who was a member of Katekalyan Area Committee of CPI (Maoist).

Around 18 cases of Maoist violence were registered against Deva.

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