CPI (Maoist) Cadre Killed Battling Security Forces In Bijapur District

Bijapur District, April 21, 2024: A cadre of the CPI (Maoist) was killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, a police official announced to the press today.

The firefight took place in a forest near Keshkutul village under Bhairamgarh police station area at around 5.30 am when a team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an anti-Maoist operation, a senior police official told PTI.

The operation was launched based on intelligence inputs about the presence of Division Supply Team Commander of the CPI (Maoist), Kawasi Pandaru, and 15-20 other cadres of the Maoist party in Keshkutul-Keshmundi forests, located around 400 km from the state capital Raipur, the police official said.

During the combing operation, the security personnel encountered a squad of armed Maoists and a skirmish ensued.

After the exchange of fire stopped, the body of a Maoist, a weapon and explosives were recovered from the site, the police official declared, adding that a search operation was still underway in the area.

Source : https://theprint.in/india/naxalite-killed-in-encounter-with-security-personnel-in-chhattisgarhs-bijapur-2/2049987/