A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed in an encounter with Maoists in insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Friday night. Combing operations are underway in the area, police said on Saturday.
According to Deputy Inspector General of Police (South Bastar Range) Sundarraj P, a gunfight between security forces and the rebels broke out in Kistaram police station area when a team of CRPF’s 212th battalion was conducting a search operation in the area. “Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Anil Kumar Maurya was killed in the incident,” he said.
The deceased was a native of Madhya Pradesh.