Raipur: A police sub-inspector got martyred in an encounter operation carried out in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district, whereas, four Maoists were killed. These Maoists include two women. Besides, the police have also recovered some weaponry from the site.
On Friday, the police undertook a search campaign in this region as soon as they traced information about movements of the Maoists. At around 22:30 hours, the encounter between the police and the Maoists took place in Rajnandgaon district. The Maoists initiated firing as soon as they saw the police. Unfortunately, Police Sub-Inspector Shyam Kishore Sharma had to sacrifice his life in this encounter. Moreover, four Maoists got killed in this skirmish, which included two women- informed Rajnandgaon district police official, Jitendra Shukla. The corpses of the Maoists have been secured from the site. Furthermore, the police also informed to have procured an AK-47 rifle, an SLR rifle, and other weaponry alongside two 315 Bore Rifles.
The Maoists have created a red zone in the Rajnandgaon district that shares its borders with Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Besides, over a few days, the news of frequent encounters between the Maoists and the Security forces has surfaced. On 29 April, one Maoist was killed in the encounter which took place between the security force and the Maoists. Moreover, on 27 April, two Maoists had been killed in an encounter. Another skirmish took place on 16 April as well. Meanwhile, on 29 July 2009, Police official V K Chaubey sacrificed his life alongside 29 other police martyrs in an encounter with the Maoists.
The nation is undertaking a campaign to eradicate the entire clan of the Maoists. This campaign has been intensified in the regions that are under the influence of the Maoists. A few days ago, it was decided to deploy about 8,000 ITBP personnel permanently. The impact of Maoists has faded in most parts of the nation. However, the Maoists are struggling to retain their existence, while the campaign against them has intensified