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While the State has registered an average voting of 70 % on Monday, most of the Naxal affected areas have witnessed massive 80 –85 % turnout.
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.
The fate of 190 candidates including the chief minister Raman Singh who is in the poll fray from Rajnandgaon, would be sealed today in the first phase of polling.
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.
In first of this kind of initiative, the force has decided to impart basic knowledge about the 'way of life' of tribals to at least 1,200 troops as part of a capsule course.
As per the directive of the Election Commission of India, extensive security arrangements have been put in place across the Naxal-affected areas of the state.
Earlier known as a BIMARU state, Chhattisgarh was now a "power and cement production hub", BJP chief Amit Shah said and lauded the Raman Singh government.
Narendra Modi's 'Urban Naxals' attack is to hide failure in tackling left-wing extremism, Congress hits back
Modi Friday accused the Congress of backing 'Urban Maoists' who he said have ruined the lives of poor Adivasi youths.
In his first public rally in Jagdalpur, the district headquarter of Bastar, ahead of the first phase polling, Modi claimed that only the BJP had ensured development in the areas affected by Naxalites
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.
Kalmu Dhruva, the victim, was a worker of the Communist Party of India (CPI) while his wife is sarpanch of Bodko village, said Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena.
Huge cache of arms, including 1,800 bullets of ultra-modern weapons, was recovered from their possession.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh said the success of the government's surrender policy was pushing Naxal cadres to shun the path of violence.
Leaders from different parties are campaigning hard to woo voters by doing door-to-door visit, holding rallies and highlighting their development agenda.
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.