Maoist ‘Jan Militia’ commander killed in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, March 25 (IANS) A ‘Jan Militia’ commander of the Maoists was killed in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh in a shootout with the police.

‘Jan Militia’ (people’s militia) commander Sudharam was killed on Thursday night in an exchange of fire between Maoists and the police in a forest area under the jurisdiction of Mardapal police station, the police said.

‘Jan Militia’ is a part-time fighting force, raised by a Maoist group, in charge of a village, according to the security forces.

Police had announced an award of Rs.three lakh for Sudharam’s capture. He was linked to the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).

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