In an encounter with security forces four Naxals were shot down on Tuesday in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, police said. The encounter was by around 6 AM near the Chintalnar police station area, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P to PTI
A unit of the CRPF’s Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) was cordoned off the forest area near Karkanguda village which is around 500 km distant from the state capital, while a group of Naxals began shooting on them, leading to a gun-battle, he said.
One INSAS rifle and two .303 rifles were seized from the scene, he said.
Anti-Naxal operations have been concentrated in the forests of Bastar division in view of the Lok Sabha elections.