At least three Naxals were killed in a fierce encounter with the police in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh early Friday morning.
According to reports, one of them, carrying a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, was nabbed by a team of security personnel following a gun battle between policemen and rebels in Dantewada.
Reports said that a team of security personnel consisting of District Reserve Group (DRG), Special Task Force (STF) and CRPF had a face-off with armed guerrillas in the jungles near Nilavaya Mandeda.
The ultras also triggered an IED blast and opened fire on the police team to which the latter also retaliated.
A woman was amongst the three Naxals that were killed included in a fierce gun-battle with security personnel in a dense forest pocket in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, police said.
The encounter occurred early this morning in the forests of Kacheghat area when a team of state’s District Reserve
Group (DRG) was out on an anti-Naxal operation in the region, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI.
Based on inputs, a team of DRG had launched the operation in Faraspal’s interiors forests, located on Dantewada-Bijapur border, around 450 kms from here.
Bodies of three cadres, including a female, clad in ‘uniform’ were later found. Besides, two 315 bore revolvers, a muzzle loading gun, some daily use items and two bags were also recovered from the spot, he said.
A thorough search of the area is underway and more details are awaited, the SP added.
With ANI and PTI inputs