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Maoist camp busted in Bijapur

Bijapur, Jan 13: In a joint operation, the state police and the paramilitary forces busted a camp of Maoists in the Kutru region of Chhattisgarh's Bijapur District on Wednesday.

B P Rajbhanu, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bijapur said that the Maoists rebel ran away after a fierce gun battle with the security personnel for nearly 30 minutes.

"Police personnel had an encounter with the Maoists. It carried on for half an hour. But they managed to ran away. We then searched the area and recovered some item including arrows and bows," said Rajbhanu.

Census in Maoist zones difficult, say Chhattisgarh officials

Raipur, Jan 11 (IANS) A headcount of people in Bijapur and Dantewada districts will be highly difficult due to the presence of Maoist rebels in the interiors of the region, Chhattisgarh officials have told the census authorities.

Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India (RGCCI) C. Chandramouli held a video-conference with top authorities in the restive Bastar region Monday about conducting the second phase of census starting Feb 9.