A body of a Naxal was recovered following the encounter that ensued between the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Naxalites here on Saturday morning.
During the search operation, a .315 bore rifle has also been recovered.
"Acting on the specific input about Naxal movement near Punnur a DRG team left for operations from Awapalli. The exchange of fire took place around 8.30 -9 am between the Naxal and DRG party near Punnur, 6 Kilometer northeast of Awapalli," said P Sundarraj, DIG Anti Naxal Operations.
The search operation is going on.
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