Dr Puneet Gupta is alleged to have done irregularities to the tune of Rs 50 crore in a government-run Dau Kalyan Singh (DKS) hospital in Raipur.
The accused had been supplying various materials, including explosives, to senior Maoist cadres, particularly in the bordering areas of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
The encounter comes just over a week after three Chhattisgarh police personnel and a Doordarshan cameraman were killed in a Naxal attack in Dantewada district of poll-bound Chhattisgarh.
'Over 2,000 extra police personnel have been deputed in five districts where the first round of polling will take place in the first phase.'
As per reports, a 60-year-old woman and her 27-year-old daughter, arrested on the charges of theft, were stripped naked and severely beaten by a woman police personnel in front of male police.