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SOURCE: ANI

In a major breakthrough, one Maoist has been killed in a crossfire between a joint team of Special Operation Group (SOG) and the Maoists in Bhanjagunda of Padampur in Bargarh, Odisha on Friday, informed Odisha DGP Abhay in a press meet.

Reportedly, one AK 47 rifle has been seized from the deceased Maoist. It is being suspected that he might be a senior cadre Maoist, he added. The deceased has been identified as Rabindra. He was the member of Bargarh- Balangir Maoist committee.

He had a prize money of Rs 5 lakhs on his head, added reports. Three magazines, AK 47 bullets and other incriminating materials have been seized from the spot, added DGP Abhay.

The search operation has been intensified in the area. DGP Abhay has further requested the Maoists to lay down their arms and join the main stream as there are many scope and facilities for them.