A number of naxals were killed in an ongoing encounter between police and Naxalites in the forest area of the Chhotebethiya police station limits of the Kanker district. 

Though the number of deaths is not made official, reports say 8-10 naxals were eliminated. In the encounter, three security personnel sustained injuries. 

“One more security personnel injured in an encounter between police and Naxals in the Kanker district. Encounter is still going on in the forest area of the Chhotebethiya police station limits," PTI quotes IG Bastar P Sundarraj as saying. 

Chhattisgarh police announced cash rewards for people for providing information related to naxals and their activities. 

Kabirdham Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallav said, "Those who will share the information regarding naxals will be rewarded with ₹5 lakhs. 

The reward will be given by the government." He further said, "If one naxal is arrested or killed, up to five people will be provided jobs on constable posts."  

"Police camps have been opened at a range of 7-8 km in naxal-hit areas of the state. We are also running schools for small children in nine highly sensitive areas. We have arranged various sports activities for the youth. 

Naxalism will be eliminated from the Kawardha area in the next six months with the help of villagers," SP Abhishek Pallav said.


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