Kalahandi: A hardcore Maoist named Subash alias Satish was killed in a fierce encounter by police force in Mukhiguda forest, Kalahandi on Saturday.

Subash was a second in command of Bansadhara division of PPI-Maoist.

As per sources, a large number of arms and ammunition were seized from the forests and the combing operation in the area had been intensified after the incident.