Kothagudem: In a fierce gun battle between CPI (Maoist) activists and the police on Saturday at CRPF outpost, two Maoists and a police constable were injured. A group of nearly 200 Maoists opened firing on police at Toggudem, under Pamedu police station limits of Chhattisgarh. The police retaliated.
SP of Bijapur M R Ahire, speaking to the media later, confirmed the encounter. He said that they had attempted to capture the outpost, which was under construction. One constable and two Maoists were injured in the attack. Assistant Superintendent of Police Sunil Dutt, Bhadrachalam expressed full preparedness to face any eventuality in the light of the Maoist attack. He said the raid was conducted targeting the CRPF police outpost.