Sukma/Raipur: Maoists and Raipur police clashed on Thursday in the Gandharpada forest area in Sukma district killing three Maoists and one jawan of the Special Task Force (STF). The encounter continued for around 12 hours.
Police followed the Maoists after receiving information that they were spotted in the forest regions 25 kilometres from Sukma. The police caught the Maoists on Wednesday night and a fierce gun battle ensued between the two sides for around 12 hours.
The police have failed to find any dead bodies of the Maoists killed in the encounter. The jawan’s body has been sent to Sukma.