TNI Bureau: At least five Maoists were killed in a fierce encounter on the borders of Ganjam and Gajapati districts today. At least two security personnel were also injured.
The encounter occurred in Bhaliagada jungle under Mohana police station area. The bodies have reportedly been recovered. According to the Ganjam SP, the dead ulttras belonged to the Maoist group headed by Sabyasachi Panda.
The operation was conducted by the Special Operation Group (SOG) and and District Voluntary Forces. Sabyasachi Panda was reportedly present in the camp when the raids took place. But, his whereabouts and conditions are not yet known.