Malkangiri, Nov 26: One Maoist was gunned down in a joint interstate operation by SOG, DVF, BSF and Andhra Greyhounds in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district on Thursday.
The joint operation was launched in the area on Monday and an exchange of fire took place between the SOG and the Maoists under Jodambo police limits today.
“After this exchange of fire, dead body of an AK-47 wielding Maoist has been recovered. Another injured Maoist has been rescued and being evacuated for treatment. One AK-47, two magazines, ammunitions, other incriminating materials have been recovered from the spot. This is the first time that operation has been launched from Odisha side in the northern Swabhiman Anchal. This has been possible after the establishment of Gurasetu COB,” read a press release of Odisha Police.