CPI (Maoist) Cadre Killed During Encounter With Security Forces In Balaghat District

Balaghat District, December 19, 2022: A cadre of the CPI (Maoist) was killed on Sunday in an encounter with police in the forests of Balaghat district in Madhya Pradesh, an official said.

The skirmish broke out between a squad of Maoists and personnel of the Hawk Force and the police conducting a search operation in Harratola forest under the Roopjhar police station limits in the morning on a tip-off about the presence of Maoists, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sanjay Singh.

He said the Maoists were asked to surrender but they opened fire, which was returned.

The slain Maoist was identified as Rupesh Kanha aka Hoonga, a member of Bhoramdev Dalam. He was wanted by the police in Maharashtra, MP, and Chhattisgarh, Singh added.

A senior police officer said there has been an increase in the movement of Maoists in Mandla district and Balaghat district, which shares a border with Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra states.

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