A probe has begun into the Maoist ambush in which two policemen, including an SHO, were killed in Kanker district as Chhattisgarh police suspect a "fake informant" possibly mislead the patrolling team into a trap.
Sixteen Maoists carrying cash rewards of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, taking the total number of Maoists laying down arms to around 360 so far this year.
In yet another setback to the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, twelve naxals surrendered on Friday in Kanker district taking the total number of those laying down their arms to 315 this year in the state.
Naxals triggered a landmine blast on Thursday in insurgency-hit Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh when a polling party escorted by security forces was returning after conducting elections in the region.
Narendra Modi on Thursday trained his guns on Sonia Gandhi, saying she should speak up on coal and 2G spectrum scams as he alleged that the Congress was "misleading" the country on issues like development, inflation and employment generation.