Bargarh, June 11: A cadre maoist was killed in an encounter with security personnel in Bargarh district, a senior police officer said on Friday.
The encounter took place in Jhanjha mountain under Ghensa forest range in Bargarh district. Personnel of the Special Operations Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) were conducting a combing operation in the area when they came across a group of red rebels.
Red rebels opened fire on officials during the combing operation in the forest and secuty force retaliated. One member of the banned organisation was killed in the gun-battle.
An AK-47 rifle was recovered from the spot.
Details will be informed in a press release after the team arrive with the maoist body, Padmapur SDPO said.