Maoist leader Samir Khalko died in an encounter in Mundatola forest this early morning while combing operation . The Police has recovered his dead body from the spot and brought to Chandiposh police station. The Police also seized a 9 mm pistol, 30 rounds of live cartridge and a bag containing uniform of Maoists and other articles from the spot.
As per the Police He was involved in several Maoists activities including killing of Koida sub-inspector of police Ajit Bardhan nearly one-and-a-half-years ago. He was involved in blasting of railway stations at Chandiposh and Bandamunda. The Combing operation intensified after the incident.