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Dreaded Maoist Rakesh Sodhi killed in encounter in Malkangiri

28/08/2019 at 3:15 PM

Malkangiri: Security forces killed top Maoist leader Rakesh Sodhi carrying cash reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head inside Pakanaguda forest in Bondaghati area in Malkangiri.

Director General of Police (DGP) BK Sharma informed that Rakesh, a native of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh was platoon leader of Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee of Maoists.

Earlier in the day a District Voluntary Jawan (DVF) Jawan was martyred and another Jawan sustained critical injuries in an exchange of fire between Maoists and police in Bondaghati area in Malkangiri. The martyred Jawan was identified as Jayasingh Kabasi and the injured one was identified as Ram Durua.

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