Odisha police kill top Maoist in an encounter in Bargarh district

  • | Friday | 11th June, 2021

Odisha Police has got their hands on a big fish after a senior cadre Maoist was killed in an encounter.

Odisha Police has got their hands on a big fish after a senior cadre Maoist was killed in an encounter.

A member of the banned CPI (Maoist) organization was killed on Friday in an encounter with security personnel in Odisha`s Bargarh district.

Odisha Director General of Police Abhay said that the incident took place in the forest near Bhanjagunda in the Padampur area of ​​the district.

He said the rebels opened fire on the police team during a search operation in the forest and a member of the banned outfit was killed after the encounter broke out.

An AK-47 rifle and three magazines were recovered from the spot, but the identity of the slain Maoist is yet to be ascertained, a top police official said.

The search operation has been intensified by the police in the said area. DGP Abhay has said that the senior cadres of the Maoist organization normally use AK-47 guns. In such a situation, the deceased Maoist is assumed to be a senior cadre. However, the identity of the deceased Maoist could not be found.

After this incident, the DG of Police has again called upon the Maoists to give up arms and join the mainstream society. The DGP has said that Maoists should leave the path of violence and join the Indian Republic, in this it is in their best interest. Rehabilitation arrangements have been made by the Odisha government for the Maoists who surrender and join the mainstream, which will benefit them.

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