According to district SP Sunil Dutt, the police recovered one 303 rifle and two kits from the dead person.
In a first, Dantewada villagers answer survey questions to help assess Maoist impact in Chhattisgarh
Now, the local inhabitants of Gamavara say that they have been living in peace as no perceptible activity of Maoists or violence have been reported from their village in the last five years.
The idea of deploying them germinated in the minds of the top brass when they realised that tribal women never trusted male commandos when they were asked for information about the ultras.
The surrender coincided with the start of the `martyrs' week' observed by the Maoists for their slain colleagues, a police official pointed out.
The exchange of fire lasted for about one-and-a-half hours following which the rebels escaped into the forest, an official said.
Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, who was arguing on behalf of the state, was referring to the contentions made in a plea filed earlier this year by lawyer and activist Bharadwaj.
Commandant of 216 battalion of the CRPF, Rajesh Vatsa said the team came across the camp during a combing operation on Thursday after receiving a tip off from reliable sources.
On July 18, Maoists had forcefully taken the seven people along with them towards Puvarti village, the native place of dreaded Maoist commander Hidma, and allegedly kept them in captivity.
The Bastar police are gathering details about the whereabouts of the missing youths.
Discrimination in the ranks basing on nativity as well as ethnicity seems to be driving Maoist cadres back to the mainstream in Odisha.