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Reward Carrying Naxal Killed in an Encounter

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  • Naxal leader carrying reward of Rs 3 lakh killed in a security forces encounter.
  • The encounter took place near jungles of Tumakpal village under Katekalyan police station.
  • A 9mm pistol and 5 kgs of IED recovered from spot.

Dantewada: A reward carrying Naxal leader was slain in an encounter with security personnel in Dantewada district, said, police officials. The deceased is identified as Lakhma Kawasi, a resident of Katekalyan, police added. The police have reportedly recovered a 9mm pistol, a 5 kg IED and essential supplies during a search operation post-encounter.

“The encounter took place near the jungles of Tumakpal village under Katekalyan police station. A team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on a counter-insurgency operation when the Maoists opened fire and the encounter began. After the gunfight, the police recovered a body from the spot,” Inspector General of Police, Bastar range, Sunderaj P said.

Kasawi reportedly was an active platoon commander of the Dharba division of CPI.

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