Police sub-inspector, four Maoists killed in Chattisgarh gunfight

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Four Maoists including two women and a sub-inspector of police were among killed during a gunfight in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district on Friday night.

According to Hindustan Times, the gunfight took place at around 10.30pm in the jungles near Pardhoni village under Manpur police station when the police team was out on an anti-Maoist operation.

“We had got a pin-point Information about the Maoists and hence a team was made to nab them. When we were cordoning off Pardhoni, the Maoists started firing. In retaliation, we also started firing. Our sub-inspector SK Sharma lost his life in Maoist firing,” Jitendra Shukla, Rajnandgaon’s superintendent of police (SP), said while speaking to HT.

Sharma, a resident of Surguja district was also the in-charge of the Madanvada police station.

“Two other woman cadres, Sarita and Pramila, were junior cadres and working as party members,” he added.

“We have also recovered an AK-47 assault rifle, one SLR and two 315 bore rifle from the spot and searching of the whole area is going on,” the SP added.

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