Maoist commander gunned down in Chhattisgarh

October 7th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Oct 7 (IANS) A Maoist commander was gunned down early Tuesday by a joint team of the Chhattisgarh police and the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a forest in the state’s restive southern region.The Maoist was killed after a gun battle between the security forces and the rebels in Bijapur district of the Bastar region, some 500 km south of capital Raipur.

“The combing team challenged a group of armed Maoists and a tribal commander was killed after a brief gun battle while about a dozen of his aides managed to escape into the nearby forests,” District Superintendent of Police Ankit Garg told IANS.

Police seized the body of the Maoist along with four 12-bore guns and a tiffin bomb.

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