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Naxal killed in encounter with police in C’garh


PTI, Jul 23, 2019, 11:31 AM IST

Raipur: A Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Tuesday morning, police said.

The skirmish took place in a forest near Birabhatti village, located around 500 km from the state capital Raipur, when a District Reserve Guard team was out on a counter- insurgency exercise, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.

After the exchange of fire stopped, the body of a rebel and two country-made guns were recovered from the spot, he said.

The killed Naxal was identified as Madkam Hidma, secretary of the rural party committee of Maoists in the area, the DIG said, adding that he was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head. Search operation was still underway in the area, he added.

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