Konta, Jun 20:
On June 19, based on a specific input about presence of CPI Maoist cadres of Local Organization Squad and Area Committee members of Maad division, an operation was launched byDistrict Reserve Guard (DRG) team Narayanpur.
At around 0900 hrs in the morning there was an exchange of fire between the DRG team near Itul jungle (PS Orcha, District Narayanpur)
During search operation dead body of one male naxal cadre along with one .303 rifle and huge amount of camping materials recovered from the spot.
During further search operation near Korawaya jungle, another exchange of fire took place at around 1400 hrs in the afternoon. After the second encounter another male Maoist cadre dead body along with 315 bore rifle and other country made weapons etc.were recovered. Identity of both the naxal dead bodies recovered from the spot are yet to be established.
Searching operation have intensified in the adjoining areas to apprehend the other naxal cadres, who have fled away from the spot after both exchange of fire.
Superintendent of Police, Narayanpur Shri Mohit Garg interacted with the DRG team and gathered more information about the exchange of fire. He passed on instruction to all the nearby police station/camps to establish the identity of both the naxal dead bodies recovered after the exchange of fire.
Inspector General of Police, Bastar Range Shri Sundarraj P, mentioned that during the month of June, so far 05 naxal dead bodies have been recovered along with one AK 47 Rifle, one SLR rifle, two .303 rifle, two .315 rifle, two pistols and lot other country made weapons after various exchange of fire in Bastar Range. All these operations were conducted based on specific intelligence inputs. Search operations would be intensified in the LWE affected areas of Bastar Range in the upcoming monsoon season also.
Konta, Jun 20: