Chhattisgarh: Naxal with Rs 1 lakh bounty killed in police encounter in Dantewada

A dreadful Naxal with one lakh as a bounty on him was killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district on Saturday, a police official said.

The gunfight took place in morning hours in a forest area located between Surnaar and Tetam villages when a team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava said.

"After the exchange of fire stopped, the body of a Naxal, identified as Muchaki Masa, was recovered from the spot along with a weapon," he added.

Masa, who was active as a jan militia commander, was involved in several Maoists incidents in the area and carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, Pallava said.

The search operation was still underway at the encounter site, he added.

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