Four Maoists have been killed and a Special Operation Group (SOG) jawan was injured, following an encounter at Kalahandi-Kandhamal border, the Odisha Police stated on Wednesday.
As per the police, the change of fireplace came about at 11 am after a crew of Special Operations Group (SOG), District Voluntary Force (DVF) when subjected to heavy firing by Maoists. It lasted for half an hour.
“On the basis of reliable intelligence input, an operation was launched on September 8 in Kalahandi along Kandhamal border, by Kalahandi police. Two composite teams of SOG and DVF participated in this operation. An exchange of fire took place in the morning on Wednesday around 11.00 AM,” it stated.
“One team of SOG, DVF, when subjected to heavy firing from the Maoists, resorted to retaliatory fire. This exchange of fire lasted for half an hour,” the Odisha Police additional added.
“In this exchange of fire, four Maoists have been neutralized and one SOG Jawan has been injured. The injured Jawan is being evacuated. More teams of SOG, DVF, and CRPF have been sent to the area for combing and search operation,” the Odisha Police knowledgeable.
According to the police, about 2 SLR and three international locations made Rifles are recovered from the spot, together with different ammunition and personnel belongings of Maoists, the police added.
More groups of SOG, DVF, and CRPF have been despatched to the realm for combing and search operation, it additional stated.
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