Two Naxals, one of them carrying a reward on his head, were on May 23 killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarhs Sukma district, police said.
A gun battle broke out at around 12.30 p.m. in the forest of Mankapal village under Gadiras police station area when a team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on a counter-insurgency operation, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P. told PTI.
The operation was launched based on a specific tip about the presence of ultras, he said. After a brief exchange of fire, the ultras fled into the dense forest, he added.
During the search, police recovered bodies of two male ultras Gundadhur, an LGS (local guerrilla squad) commander of Malangir area committee of Maoists, and Aaytu, security guard of a senior cadre Vinod (a divisional committee member) the IG said.
Gundadhur was carrying a reward of 5 lakh on his head, he said.
The IG said that further details were awaited.