Maoist shot down by police in Bijapur

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.