Maoist Carrying ₹5 Lakh Reward Killed in Chhattisgarh

Chhattigarh: A maoist with Rs 5 lakh bounty killed in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada District Reserve Guard and Naxals on Tuesday morning.

The encounter comes a fortnight after 22 security personnel were killed in an ambush by Maoists in the Bijapur district of the state.

The Naxal was killed in an exchange of fire with the members of the District Reserve Guard, the frontline anti-Naxal force of the state police at 6 am in the jungles of Neelawaya, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava said.

The body of the Naxal, identified as Kosa has been recovered. He was a resident of Mallapara in Neelawaya and was active in the Maoist organisation for the past 15 years. He was the Malangir area committee member and “military intelligence in charge”,informed Pallava.

He had over 15 crimes registered against him. One 9mm pistol, a country-made Bharmar, 3 kg IED, backpacks, medicines were also seized, he said.

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