Bijapur District, December 20, 2022: A cadre of of the CPI (Maoist) was killed in an encounter with security forces in the forests of Timnar and Porowada under Mirtur police station area in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Tuesday morning, an official said. A joint team of DRG (District Reserve Guard) and STF (Special Task Force) led the operation and they also recovered a pistol, explosives, medicines and other Maoist material from the spot.
Bijapur Superintendent of Police (SP) Anjaneya Varshneya said, “We received a tip-off that a squad of Maoists was continuously monitoring the movement of our team. Based on the information the joint team of the DRG and STF reached the spot and there was a gunfight between the Maoists and the security forces in which the body of one Maoist was recovered.” “The Maoist was identified as Anjum Malkhan and besides, a pistol, a few cartridges, explosive materials, shoulder bag, and Maoist literature were recovered from the spot,” he added.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.
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