Raipur: A Naxal commander was killed in an encounter between the Security forces and the Naxals in Dantewada district on May 2. The slain commander was carrying a cash reward of Rs.8 lakh on his head, the police said.
The incident took place in the forest area under the Kirandul police station limit when a search operation was being conducted by the joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and District Force (DF) in the early hours of the day, Director General (Anti-Naxal Operations) Mr. Girdhari Nayak said.
He said the Naxals attacked the security team that was advancing through the forest area between Perpa and Markamaris villages, which is almost around 450 km away from capital Raipur. The attack led to the gun battle. At the end of the gun battle the security forces recovered the body of a Naxalite, who was identified as Madvi Muiya alias Joga Kunjam (29) and a .315 bore gun was also recovered. The Naxal activist was active as a commander of military platoon-24 of the Maoist and was carrying a reward of Rs.8 lakhs on his head.
The slain Naxalite was involved in an attack in which 25 security personnel lost their lives on April 24, 2017 in Sukma District. the officer added.