An officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was killed in a gunfight with the Maoists in a dense forest in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
The gunfight took place last night in Kistaram police station area when a team of CRPF's 212th battalion was out on a search-cum-area domination operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (South Bastar Range) P Sundarraj said.
"Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Anil Kumar Maurya was killed in the incident," P Sundarraj said. The deceased was a native of Madhya Pradesh. Security forces have launched a combing operation in the area, located around 500km away from the state capital Raipur, he added.
Love India news?
Subscribe to stay updated.