The village is on the Chhattisgarh-Telangana border and police teams have rushed to the site to apprehend the killers.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the attack in the Seraikela-Kharsawan area near the Jharkhand-Bengal border on Friday was highly condemnable.
The gunbattle took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday in the jungles between Malepara and Murnar villages in Tadoki police station area, 200 km from Raipur, the senior officer said.
The other day I saw a photograph of Girish Karnad, with oxygen tubes in his nostrils, sitting in a protest meeting, holding a placard on his chest, announcing, 'Me Too, an Urban Naxal'.
The former CM lashed out at the state government alleging that Bhupesh Bhagel had earlier promised to not allow Adani to secure any mines in the state.
Around a dozen Maoists, some of them armed, stopped the bus belonging to Jai Bhawani Travels, and set it ablaze after allowing passengers to get off, he said.
For the first time in the last decade, the Maoists’ ongoing annual Tactical Counter Offensive Campaign (TCOC) has seen a dip in violence unleashed by the rebels in their stronghold Bastar.
Sources said among the things discussed was initiating action to choke the funding sources of the Maoists and to seize the assets of their leaders.
Troopers of CoBRA’s 204 battalion, which is camping close to Basaguda in Bijapur, about 350km from the capital Raipur, were out on routine patrol when they some locals gathered near a hut.
Sodhi was attacked by a 'small action team' of Naxals (typically comprising four-five cadres) with axes, leaving him dead on the spot.
A search operation was going on when Maoists opened fire on jawans around 3.30 AM, Superintendent of Police Y S Ramesh said.
Slain Chhattisgarh BJP MLA's wife felt 'hurt' after not being invited to PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony
Barely two days before the first phase of polling in Bastar Lok Sabha constituency, the BJP MLA Mandavi and four policemen were killed in a powerful IED blast triggered by the Maoists.
Salwa Judum was a militia that had been deployed as part of anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh.
The blast took place around 5 am when a joint team of the CRPF's special jungle warfare unit, CoBRA, and the state police was carrying out an operation in the forests of Kuchai area.
Sources say there have been no Naxal activities for more than a year; last activity was in June 2018 in Chikkamagaluru