Naxal killed in gunfire exchange with security forces in Chhattisgarh
A Naxal was on Saturday killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district
Raipur: A Naxal was on Saturday killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said.
The skirmish took place late Saturday afternoon in a forest under Basaguda police station limits, district superintendent of police KL Dhruv said.
Security forces came under fire while carrying out a search operation, leading to the gun-battle, Dhruv said.
After the firing stopped, the forces recovered the body of a Maoist and a country-made weapon.
Identity of the slain person was yet to be ascertained. Combing operation was still underway in the region, he added.
The state has also decided to provide people holding 'Naxal Affected Person' certificate and travelling by bus within the state 50 percent discount on passenger fare
According to myths, the hill is in Dantewada is the site of a battle between Lord Ganesha and the seer Parashuram