Malkangiri: One hardcore Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire between police and the red rebels in Kapatuti forest of Chitrakonda on the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border in the wee hours today.
Large amount of Maoist-related materials were seized from the spot following the encounter.
Acting on a tip-off regarding presence of a Maoist camp in the forest, two teams of security personnel led by the Malkangiri SP launched operations last night. Later, in the wee hours the police-ultras encounter occurred in which the naxal was killed.
Till the filing of this report, the security personnel’s search operations were on in the area. Sources said more security personnel are likely to be deployed in the area for the search operations.