Bhubaneswar: A Maoist leader identified as Teli Kadraka, was gunned down during a fierce encounter with security forces in a forest in Koraput district on Sunday evening, during a combing operation.
While Kadraka, was killed in the gunbattle with jawans of Special Operation Group (SOG) and police in Badamatura forest of Bandhugaon area, others fled into deep forests, the sources said.
The police also recovered a 303 rifle used by Kadraka.
Meanwhile, combing operation and patrolling has been intensified in the area after the incident.
Source: 360 NS