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CRPF officer killed in gunfight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma

The gunfight took place last night in Kistaram police station area when a team of CRPF's 212th battalion was out on a search-cum-area domination operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (South Bastar Range) Sundarraj P said.

Reported by: PTI, Raipur [ Updated: April 21, 2018 11:40 IST ]
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An officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed in a gunfight with the Maoists in a dense forest in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Saturday. 

The gunfight took place last night in Kistaram police station area when a team of CRPF's 212th battalion was out on a search-cum-area domination operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (South Bastar Range) Sundarraj P told PTI. 

"Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Anil Kumar Maurya was killed in the incident," he said. 

The deceased was a native of Madhya Pradesh. 

Security forces have launched a combing operation in the area, located around 500 km away from the state capital Raipur, he added.

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