Maoist Killed & 2 Other Arrested in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur: One Maoist was killed in a gun battle with the security forces on late Monday in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district while two other ultras were arrested from Bastar region.

When the 204 battalion of CRPF reached Hirmapara village of Bijapur district during a patrol, the ultras opened indiscriminate fire at them, police said. The security forces opened retaliatory fire in which one naxal was killed, they said.

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Meanwhile, two Naxals identified as Mangel (48) and Mura (21) were arrested from Kanker and Sukma districts respectively, police officials of Bastar region said. During interrogation, Mangel said that he was a former member of Barda and Kiskoro Dalam, they said.

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