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Palnadu had once been the bastion of Maoists, but later they had lost their grip in the area.
A group of ultras opened fire on the DRG team near Mudwal village, located 500 km from state capital Raipur, triggering the gun-battle, he said.
48-year-old Ajeet Ray was nabbed Saturday, the official said, adding he was involved in unlawful activities in Odisha, Maharashtra and Chhatishgarh since 1990, the official said.
The ultras demanded the release of their cadres Praveer Da alias Sukhlal Murmu and Tala Da alias Sanathan Baski who were were sentenced for killing Pakur SP Amarjeet Balihar.
In a handwritten note the rebels left at the scene of the crime, they said Paswan was punished for being a police informer.
The attack happened ahead of the visits by PM Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Bastar region, just days before the state goes to polls.
Huge cache of arms, including 1,800 bullets of ultra-modern weapons, was recovered from their possession.
The Reds strongly warned the TDP leaders that if the ongoing forceful suppressive activities continue further, they would meet a similar fate soon.
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.
He narrated the Raman Singh government’s on ‘Nava Chhattisgarh 2025’ vision for the state.
Chhattisgarh: Disenchanted with national parties, Bastar tribals seek to send own representative to Assembly
Sarva Adivasi Samaj, a tribal welfare organisation, has for the first time fielded a local, Papu Ram Nag, from Jagdalpur, which has a significant population of Dhurwa tribe.
Police have recovered five mobile phones and numerous sim cards used by them to make extortion calls in and around Ghatsila sub-division.
The Maoist attacked them while they were passing through a forest in Aranpur under Dantewada limits on two motorcycles.
The police had launched multiple anti-Maoist operations in Mathili area to apprehended the Maoists after Anantaram Bhumia, a resident of Barubeda village was killed on October 23 night, the SP said.
Bhima Koregaon case: Activists Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira taken into custody after denial of bail plea
The SC later lifted its protection, restricted the house arrest to four more weeks and told the activists they were free to seek legal redress as per law.