A senior cadre Maoist killed in a police encounter. Police DG called upon the Maoists to leave the path of violence and join the mainstream. An AK-47 gun along with other weapons have been recovered from the spot. The search operation has been intensified in the area.
Odisha police got a big success today.
Odisha Police has got a big success today. A senior cadre Maoist killed in a police encounter. DGP Abhay has given this information.
According to the DGP, the Maoists had earlier opened fire on a joint T of the state police in the Jhanj protected forest near Bhanjguda under Padampur police station of Bargarh district.
After this the police retaliated to it. A senior cadre Maoist has been killed in this. An AK-47 gun along with other weapons have been recovered from the spot.
Senior cadre Maoists killed in the encounter.
Western Range Inspector General of Police Narsingh Bhol told reporters that the activities of Naxalites were detected in the Jhinj Reserve Forest area of Bargarh.
The Maoist killed in the encounter was identified as Ravindra, a member of the divisional committee of the CPI (Maoist). He told that Ravindra was a resident of Chhattisgarh.
The search operation has been intensified by the police in the said area. DGP Abhay has said that the senior cadres of the Maoist organization normally use AK-47 guns.
In such a situation, the deceased Maoist is assumed to be a senior cadre. However, the identity of the deceased Maoist could not be found.
An AK-47 rifle and other material were recovered from the spot.
An AK-47 rifle and other material were recovered from the spot, a police officer said.
Chhattisgarh had announced a reward of Rs 7 lakh on Ravindra and Rs 5 lakh by the Odisha government. He was involved in several criminal cases including murder.
After this incident, the DG of Police has again called upon the Maoists to give up arms and join the mainstream of the society.
The DGP has said that Maoists should leave the path of violence and join the mainstream of the Indian Republic, in this it is in their best interest.
Rehabilitation arrangements have been made by the Odisha government for the Maoists who surrender and join the mainstream, which will benefit them.