Maoist leader shot dead in Orissa

Self-styled Naxal commander Samir Thalko was Tuesday shot dead in an encounter with security forces inside Chandiposh forest area, about 65 km from here, in Orissa`s Sundergarh district.

Last Updated: Feb 08, 2011, 09:19 AM IST

Rourkela, Orissa: Self-styled Naxal
commander Samir Thalko was Tuesday shot dead in an encounter
with security forces inside Chandiposh forest area, about 65
km from here, in Orissa`s Sundergarh district.

A joint patrolling team of CRPF and SOG jawans during
their combing operation spotted the Maoist cadre and an
encounter took place in which he was killed.

Thalko was involved in the killing of Ajit Bardhan,
Sub-inspector of Koida police station two years ago. A 9 mm
pistol and 30 rounds of live cartridges were found from his
possession, the police said.

During the `Bharat Bandh` called by the Naxalites, a
strong group of armed Maoists had opened fire at a passenger
train at Pattasahi near Chandiposh yesterday.

PTI