Maoist killed in Chhattisgarh encounter

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Narayapura (Chhattisgarh), Jan 30 (ANI): After a prolonged encounter, security personnel gunned down a suspected Maoist and also seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpura region.

Briefing the media about the incident Narayanpura Superintendent of Police Rahul Bhagat said, acting of a tip off, police launched a massive search operation in a forest area under the Benur Police Station of Narayanpur.

The operation commenced late on Friday night and resulted in exchange of fire that continued throughout the night.

"We formed a police team and surrounded the area. We cordoned off the forest area and a meeting was going on... All of a sudden the firing started and it continued the entire night... When we searched the area in the morning, we discovered a body and huge cache of arms and other material from the vicinity which could have been in the possession of the Maoists," Bhagat said. (ANI)

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