Rajnandgaon, Sept 22 A cache of ammunition and other items was recovered by security forces after an exchange of fire with Maoists in Naxal-hit Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh.
The recovery was made from the dense forests, under Chhuikhadan police station area, yesterday while a team of police was conducting an anti-insurgency operation in the region bordering Maharashtra, Rajnandgaon Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal said.
Based on specific inputs about the movement of Naxals in Budhanbhat, Devarcha, Chatrela and Kukripat villages of the region, located around 200 kms from state capital Raipur, a composite team of police was dispatched towards the area on Tuesday, he said.
While the police party was advancing into a forested-hilly terrain between Budhanbhata and Kukripat yesterday afternoon, they confronted the Maoists following which a gun-battle broke out between them and lasted for a short while, he said.
After conducting a search at the spot after the encounter, bullets of 315 bore rifle, two solar plates, 12 volt battery, three radios, camera flash, wireless chargers, wire, bagpacks, multi-meter, six Maoist uniforms and other items of daily use were recovered from the spot, the SP added.