Security forces eliminate Naxalite in encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district

Following the intense encounter, security forces recovered the body of a Naxalite, along with a 12-bore rifle, a pistol, and materials associated with Maoist activities. The identity of the deceased Naxalite is yet to be determined, and ongoing search operations in the vicinity aim to gather more information.

A Naxalite was killed in an intense gun battle with security personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Sunday, as part of an anti-Naxal operation. The exchange of fire occurred in a dense forest area between Nagaram and Pantabheji villages under Bheji police station limits.

The operation was launched based on credible intelligence indicating the presence of Sodhi Gajendra, a member of the Konta area committee of Maoists, and other leaders of the outlawed outfit, along with an estimated 15-20 cadres in the forest. Security forces, including personnel from the District Reserve Guard (DRG), Bastar Fighters, and the 219th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), were actively engaged in the operation.

Following the intense encounter, security forces recovered the body of a Naxalite, along with a 12-bore rifle, a pistol, and materials associated with Maoist activities. The identity of the deceased Naxalite is yet to be determined, and ongoing search operations in the vicinity aim to gather more information.

This incident follows a recent confrontation on Tuesday, where three CRPF personnel, including two from the specialized jungle warfare unit CoBRA (Commando Battalions for Resolute Action), lost their lives, and 15 others sustained injuries in a gun battle with Naxalites near Tekalgudem village in Sukma district.

During the earlier encounter, at least 15-20 Naxalites were reportedly injured by gunfire, but their comrades managed to retreat with them deeper into the forest, highlighting the challenging terrain and the resilient tactics employed by the Naxalites.