Dreaded Maoist gunned down in Sukma

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jul 2018 11:35:40




Our Correspondent


A dreaded outlaw was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in insurgency-hit Sukma district on Saturday evening. The slain ultra was a Naxal commander, who was carrying a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head, said the police sources.Confirming the incident, a senior police official said that the face-off between the security forces and the red rebels took place in the forest of village Muler under Fulbagdi police station limits on Saturday evening when a squad of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out as part of anti-naxal
operation. The official said that the patrolling team was cordoning of a forested patch near Gandharpara in Muler when it came under firing from a group of ultras that led to gun-battle between both the sides. However, after a brief exchange of fire the outlaws vanished, taking advantage of the forest cover.

During the post-encounter search of the spot, the personnel recovered body of a male insurgent clad in ‘uniform’ along with one 315 bore pistol, one muzzle loading gun, one claymore mine, some explosive materials and other naxal-related items from the spot, added the official sources.
The official further informed that the patrolling party returned to its camp on Sunday morning after the operation.According to Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena, the slain Maoist was identified as Jaggu alias Veko who was an active as commander of small action team of naxals in the area. He was a key accused in the murder of sarpanch of Badesatti village (Sukma) in April this year. Besides, he had also been wanted in around half-a-dozen naxal incidents in the area.