Bargarh: Two suspected Maoists were killed in exchange of fire with police personnel in a forested area in Odisha’s Bargarh district late on Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday.
The gun battle took place at Salepali jungle under Paikamala police station in the district followed by a combing operation. Odisha director general of police Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma took to Twitter to inform about the operation.
“Two Maoists got killed in an encounter with Odisha Police at Salepali in Paikmal PS area of Bargarh district. Two .303 rifles recovered combing operation,” tweeted the DGP. Sources said the encounter was a result of well-prepared operation carried out on the basis of intelligence inputs that the ultras are camping in the area.
Two muzzle loading rifles and other articles were recovered from the spot. The identities of the two killed, who were in “uniform” were yet to be ascertained....