Yesterday, two Naxals were killed in the encounter with security forces, just a few hours after voting in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections concluded.
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 outlawed Maoists earlier in the day triggered a blast at Tumakpal in Dantewada in an attempt to create fear among the voters.
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.
While the CRPF team was cordoning off a patch of jungle near Chintabegu village, Naxals triggered the blast of an improvised explosive device.
The villagers were delighted to have three LED lights and a fan working through the no-maintenance solar panel.
Vetti Rama was allegedly involved in the incident on March 13 this year in Sukma's Kistaram area in which naxals blew up a mine protected vehicle of the CRPF, killing nine troopers.
Dantewada is among the worst Maoist-affected districts in the conflict zone of Bastar, south Chhattisgarh.
The incident took place at around 12:30 pm in Rabdipara village under Phulbagdi police station area when a team of the DRG staff was out on an anti-Naxal operation.
They were members of Maoist front organisations like the Dandakarnya Adivasi Kisan Mazdoor Sangthan, jan militia and Chetna Natya Manch.
A bag with ten gelatin rods, five electronic detonators, 10 non-electronic detonators, 10-meter cortex wire, a mobile handset, a couple of batteries, steel tiffin box and some explosives was recovered
Nine CRPF personnel were killed and two others wounded after Maoists blasted their mine-protected vehicle (MPV) using over 50 kg of explosives in the Kistaram area of the Maoist-hit district.
Maoists today torched the wreckage of the Mine Protected Vehicle that was blown up by them yesterday in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said.
Nine CRPF personnel were killed in Sukma district after suspected ultras blew up their Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV).
Ahir visited the camp of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force here this morning and paid homage to the nine CRPF personnel killed yesterday after Naxals blasted their mine protected vehicle in Sukma.