A Maoist local army leader was on Monday gunned down in a trade of discharge with security constrains in Chhattisgarh's insurrection hit Sukma area, police said.
The clash occurred in the small hours between District Reserve Group (DRG) and revolts in the wildernesses of Dornapal Police Station limits, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police (Anti-naxal operations), Jitendra Shukla said.
Following up on a particular contribution about the nearness of a gathering of equipped ultras in the timberland amongst Arlampalli and Medwahi towns, around 500 kms from here, a squad of DRG was dispatched to the area toward the end of last night, he said.
At the point when the DRG party achieved the objective region in the early hours, they went under overwhelming discharge from Maoist which prompted to weapon fight between both the sides, the ASP said.
Notwithstanding, ultras soon fled from the spot.
Amid the hunt, body of a naxal clad in 'uniform', a nation made rifle, around 12 bore live ammo, wire and different things were recouped from the spot, he said.
The executed Maoist has been recognized as Vanjam Nanda, an extremely dynamic Militia officer against whom no less than 12 warrants issued by different courts in grave naxal offenses were pending, the ASP said.
Nanda had served as the head of Janatana Sarkar amass Maoists in Arlampalli, Medwahi, Tonguda and Toyapara towns of the locale, he said.