Wanted Maoist Killed In Chhattisgarh In Gun Fight With Security Forces

The Maosit, identified as Santosh Markam, was carrying a bounty of Rs 5 lakh and was wanted in nearly 25 criminal cases, said Dantewada Police.

Wanted Maoist Killed In Chhattisgarh In Gun Fight With Security Forces

The District Reserve Group (DRG) team were undertaking an anti-Maoist operation. (Representational)

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh):

A Maoist, carrying a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head and wanted in nearly 25 criminal cases, was gunned down in an exchange of fire with the District Reserve Guard (DRG) near Dantewada on Sunday.

According to officials, a gunfight took place between a team of the District Reserve Group (DRG) and Maoists at a forest in Pordem on Sunday afternoon. The DRG team were undertaking an anti-Maoist operation.

"The body of a Maoist, identified as Santosh Markam recovered following an exchange of fire with the District Reserve Guard (DRG) in the jungle of Pordem, near the Dantewada-Sukma Border. Arms and ammunition also recovered from the spot," said Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallav.

The Maosit was carrying a bounty of Rs 5 lakh and was wanted in nearly 25 criminal cases, said Dantewada Police. Further details awaited.

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