Raigarh: One Naxalite was gunned down during an exchange of fire in the district here, police said on Friday.
State DGP Anil M Nawani told reporters here that the
Naxalite was killed during an exchange of fire in Karramal and
Paridhapali jungle under Baramkela police station.
An AK 47 rifle, three magazines, two detonators, a
tiffin bomb and other material was recovered from the
location, he said.
According to Nawani, after getting a tip-off that a
group of 50 Naxalites were holding a meeting with the local
villagers in Karramal jungle, a joint squad of police force
and Special Task Force was sent to the location.
After spotting the security forces, the Naxalites
opened fire and during the police retaliation, one of the
Naxalites was gunned down, while other escaped from the spot,