CPI (Maoist) Cadre Killed During Skirmish With Security Personnel In Kanker District

Kanker District, March 16, 2024: A cadre of the CPI (Maoist) was killed in a skirmish with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Saturday, a police official announced to the press today.

The firefight occurred in the forest near Chilparas village under the Koyalibeda police station area, where a joint team of security personnel was out on an anti-Maoist operation, Kanker Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela declared.

The District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Border Security Force (BSF) were involved in the operation, the police official remarked. Following the encounter, the body of a Maoist, along with a weapon and explosive materials, were recovered from the site of the gun battle, the police official stated.

The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained, and a search operation is underway in the area, the police official commented.

Meanwhile, the police have established the identity of two CPI (Maoist) cadres killed in an encounter with the police in Bijapur district on Friday, a different police official said.

The deceased Maoists, Suresh Muhanda (30) and Sannu Muhanda (20), were residents of Hingmeta village where the gunfight occurred, the police official said. Suresh worked with the Indravati area committee of Maoists for 10 years and was active as a militia commander, while Sannu had joined the Maoist party five years ago and was a militia member, the police official declared.

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