Maoist Commander Killed In Encounter In Chhattisgarh
- A Maoist commander was killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district.
- The gunfight took place at around 11.30 am in the forest of Bahker.
- The slain rebel has been identified as Saket, commander of the outlawed PLGA.
Narayanpur: A Maoist commander was killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Monday, a senior police official said. The gunfight took place at around 11.30 AM in the forest of Bahker under Chhotedongar police station limits when a team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an area domination operation, Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Girija Shankar Jaiswal said.
When the patrolling team was cordoning off the forest in Bahker, located over 300 km from the state capital Raipur, a group of Maoists, positioned on a hill, opened fire at the security personnel leading to the gunfight, he said. However, the ultras soon fled the spot on finding the security personnel zeroing in on them, he said.
“During a search of the encounter site, the body of a Naxal clad in ‘uniform’ was recovered along with an AK-47 rifle,” the official said. The slain rebel has been identified as Saket, commander of the outlawed Peoples’ Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) company no. 6 of the Maoists, he said. Narayanpur shares the border with Gadchiroli district in neighbouring Maharashtra, where 26 Maoists, including top rebel leader Milind Teltumbde, were killed in an encounter with police on Saturday.