Kanker : In Maad area of ​​Kanker district, police have killed 18 Naxalites including Naxal leader Shankar Rao. According to sources, 30 Naxalites are said to have been killed. Three soldiers including BSF inspector Ramesh Chaudhary have been injured in the encounter. 

Among them, 2 are from DRG. A chopper has been sent to bring the injured soldiers. Police has recovered 5 AK-47 from the spot.

This encounter has taken place in the midst of Lok Sabha elections. Voting is to be held in Kanker Lok Sabha in the second phase.

 Nomination forms have also been filled for this. Voting will be held in Kanker on 26 April. Voting is to be held in Bastar Lok Sabha four days later on 19 April. Voting teams have also left for this.