Balangir, April 24: Police and Maoists exchanged fire at Chandili hills in Balangir district today.
The Maoists managed to give the cops a slip after the encounter. However, the authorities seized a huge cache of articles and material used by the Ultras.
Acting on a tip-off, the cops personnel launched a combing operation this afternoon, leading to an exchange of fire between the security personnel and the Maoists.
The Maoists had to flee after the exchange of fire. No casualty was reported from either side. The Maoists left behind their belongings, including some explosives and other items, a senior police official said.
The police have also seized two rounds of live bullet, grocery products, and other items from the spot.