Sub-Inspector, 4 Naxals killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district


A sub-inspector of police lost his life and four Maoists were killed during a gunfight in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district on Friday night, officials said on Saturday.


The encounter took place at around 10.30 pm in the jungles near Pardhoni village under Manpur police station when the police team was out on an anti-Maoist operation.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of ultras in the village, security forces had launched the operation.

Sub-inspector Shyam Kishore Sharma who was killed in the encounter was a resident of Surguja and was in charge of Madanwada Police station. 

According to the official report, bodies of the four Naxals, one AK-47 rifle, one SLR weapon and two .315 bore rifles have been recovered.

As per the report, the Naxals killed include two males and two females. There was a total bounty of Rs 15 lakh on them.

Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and bodies of the martyred official and the Naxals were evacuated out of the forest.

The search operation was underway in the area.

With inputs from ANI

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