Sukma District, September 5, 2023: Two cadres of the CPI (Maoist) were killed in a skirmish with security personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Tuesday, police said.
The firefight took place at around 6 am in a forest between Tadmetla and Duled villages under Chintagufa police station limits when a joint team of personnel from different security forces was out on an anti-Maoist operation, a senior police official reported.
Acting on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of 10-12 armed cadres belonging to the Jagargunda Area Committee of the Maoist party in the forests of Tadmetla-Duled villages, security personnel from the District Reserve Guard and the Central Reserve Police Force’s 223rd battalion launched the operation, he said.
When the patrolling team was cordoning off the area, an exchange of fire broke out between the two sides, he stated.
Following the gunfight, the bodies of two Maoists along with a 12 bore double-barrel rifle and a pistol were recovered from the spot, the official declared.
The slain Maoists were identified as militia cadres Sodhi Deva and Rava Deva, who were active in the Jagargunda Area Committee of the CPI (Maoist), he disclosed.
A search operation was underway in the area, he added.
Source : https://theprint.in/india/2-naxalites-killed-in-encounter-with-security-personnel-in-sukma/1746841/