Chhattisgarh: Four Maoists killed in encounter with security forces, arms and ammunition seized

August 12, 2020: Four members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (CPI)-Maoist were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on Wednesday mo

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August 12, 2020: Four members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (CPI)-Maoist were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on Wednesday morning.

As per reports, the bodies of the Maoist rebels are yet to be identified and combing operation is still in progress.

The encounter took place in a forest under Jagargunda police station limits around 9.30 AM when joint teams of various security forces were out on an anti-Naxal operation, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P was quoted as saying by PTI.

 “At around, 9:30 am on Wednesday, there was an exchange of heavy fire between the troops and Maoists near Pulamphar jungle under the jurisdiction of Jagargunda police station in the Sukma district. The firing lasted for about 20 minutes. We have recovered male bodies of four Maoists, whose identity is yet to be ascertained,” Sunderraj said.

“A .303 rifle and a cache of country-made weapons, explosive and camping materials have been recovered from the encounter site,” he added.

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