Raigarh: Police on Wednesday claimed to have
injured a few Naxals in an encounter in Raigarh district of
the Chhattisgarh state.
District Superintendent of Police, Rahul Sharma, said
that a group of around 30 Naxals attacked police team which
was conducting a combing operation near Pardhiyapali village
Police returned the fire, and the Naxals, outnumbered,
fled from the spot, he said. It is suspected that they left
for neighbouring Mahasamund district.
Earlier, the police had received information that Naxals
were holding a meeting at the village.
Police surmised from the blood stains on the spot that
some of the Naxals must have been wounded, he added. No
policeman was injured.
Police also recovered an SLR rifle and 19 live rounds
from the spot.