February 6, 2021 1:47:28 pm
A Naxal was killed in an encounter p security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Saturday, a police official said.
The gunfight took place around 10 am in a forest located between Surnaar and Tetam villages when a team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava told PTI.
“After the exchange of fire stopped, the body of a Naxal, identified as Muchaki Masa, was recovered from the spot along with a weapon,” he added.
Masa, who was active as a janmilitia commander, was involved in a number of Naxal incidents in the area and carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, Pallava said.
The search operation was still underway at the encounter site, located around 400 km away from capital Raipur, he added.
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