Chhattisgarh: Naxal killed in encounter with police in Sukma district

ANI | Updated: Sep 21, 2017 13:25 IST

Sukma (Chhattisgarh), September 21 (ANI): A naxal, carrying a reward of Rs One lakh was on Thursday gunned down in an encounter with police in forests of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh.

SP Sukma Abhishek Meena said, "The encounter took place around 8 am when Area Militia Commander Podiyam Bheema was killed by a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) in Pidemel village."

A country made gun, pistol and an air gun was recovered along with other materials from the spot.

Bheema controlled operations in at least 10 villages and had several cases registered against him. (ANI)