Bijapur (Chhattisgarh): A Maoist was gunned down in an exchange of fire between Dantewada Police forces and Maoists on Tuesday.
The exchange of fire took place at a place near Fulgatta village along the Dantewada-Bijapur border.
The deceased was identified as Shankar, a member of the Bhairamgarh Area Committee. He had a cash bounty of Rs 5 lakhs on him.
The District Reserve Group (DRG) forces, which carried out the operation, recovered a 9 mm pistol and the body of the deceased from the spot.