Two Maoists were killed in two different encounters with security forces in Narayanpur district of Bastar region, Chhattisgarh police said on Sunday.
Police said that they have recovered two rifles and a huge amount of camping materials from the encounter spots.
“On Saturday, based on a specific input about the presence of Maoist cadres of Local Organization Squad and Area Committee Members of Maad division of CPI (Maoist), an operation was launched by the district reserve guard (DRG) Narayanpur,” said Inspector General of Police (IG), Bastar range, Sunderaj P.
The first exchange of fire took place between the DRG team near Itul jungles, which comes under Orcha police station of the district.
“During the search operation, the dead body of one male Maoist cadre, along with one .303 rifle and a huge amount of camping materials, was recovered from the spot,” the IG said.
Police said that the operation continued in the jungles till the evening.
“During further search operation near Korawaya jungle, another exchange of fire took place. After the second encounter, another male Maoist cadre’s dead body was found along with a rifle and country-made weapon,” said the IG