Police Constable Killed In Gun Battle With CPI (Maoist) Squadron In Kanker District

Kanker District, March 3, 2024: A police constable was killed killed in a skirmish with a squad of armed cadres of the CPI (Maoist) in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Sunday, a senior police official announced to the press today.

The firefight took place in a forest near Hidur village under Chhotebethiya police station when a joint team of security personnel was out on an anti-Maoist operation, the official declared.

The operation was launched based on a specific intelligence input about the presence of Maoists in the Hidur forest, the official remarked.

Constable Ramesh Kurethi, belonging to Bastar Fighters, (a unit of the state police), was killed in the gun battle, the official commented.

The body of a Maoist and an AK-47 rifle were also recovered from the site of the encounter, the official said, adding that a search operation was underway in the area.

Source : https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2024/Mar/03/cop-naxalite-killed-in-encounter-in-chhattsigarhs-kanker