The family of Commando Rakeshwar Singh Minhas is in deep shock after the news of the deadly ambush on Saturday and his disappearance broke out.
The exchange of fire occurred in the forest near Sitagota village under Baghnadi police station area, when a team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an anti-Naxal operation
The incident occurred a day after Maoists ambushed a team of security forces, killing four BSF personnel and injuring two others in Kanker district of the state.
The encounter took place in a dense forest near Mahla village in Kanker district in Chhattisgarh when a team of BSF's 114th battalion was out on a search operation.
The identity of the killed Naxals was yet to be ascertained, the police officer said.
The gun battle took place near Paplur area under the jurisdiction of the Kalimela police station when Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel were conducting a combing operation,DGP R P Sharma said.
The apex court while ordering the house arrest of the five activists on August 29 till Thursday had categorically said "dissent is the safety valve of democracy".
The CRPF has deployed close to a lakh armed personnel and a heavy assortment of weapons and gadgets to tackle the Left Wing Extremism in various states of the country.
Data shows two major Maoist attacks in March and April killed 37 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh.
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