CPI Maoist Cadre Killed By Police During Encounter In Dantewada District

Dantewada District, June 27, 2021: Chhattisgarh Police said they gunned down a cadre of the CPI (Maoist) during an encounter in Dantewada district on Sunday.

Dantewada superintendent of police (SP) Abhishek Pallava said the encounter took place in Pordem forest at around 12.30 pm when a team of the District Reserve Group (DRG), out for an anti-Maoist operation, was fired upon.

“The firing lasted for about 25 minutes after which the Maoists fled into the jungle. Later, during a search operation, we found the body of a Maoist and a pistol,” said the SP. Police said security forces were currently searching the jungle for the remaining Maoists.

The police officer said the body was later identified as that of Santosh Markam, a member of the Malangir Area Committee of the CPI (Maoist).

“He was carrying a cash reward of 500,000 on his head and was wanted in about 25 cases of Maoist violence,” said the SP.

Source : https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/chhattisgarh-maoist-involved-in-25-cases-and-carrying-award-on-his-head-killed-101624792206367.html