Close encounter happened between Naxalites and security forces killed a naxal in Dantewada district of Chattisgarh , said the officials. The gunfight were took on Thursday.
Encounter takeplace around 7.30 am in the forest near Gampur village under Kirandul police station area, when a joint team of security forces was out on a counter-insurgency operation, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.
Personnel belonging to District Reserve Guard (DRG), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Task Force (STF) were indulged in the operation, he said.
“When the patrolling team was cordoning off Gampur forests, located around 450 kms away from the capital Raipur, an exchange of fire broke out between the two sides,” he said.
A few muzzle loading guns and explosives material were found besides the male ultra who was recovered from the spot, officials added.