A senior Naxal cadre has been killed/ gunned down by a joint team of Special Operations Group (SOG) jawans and Odisha Police during an exchange of fire inside a reserve forest in Padampur area of Bargarh district said Odisha DGP Abhay on Friday. He further said that one AK-47 rifle, three magazines, and many live rounds have been recovered.
Further details are awaited. Earlier, a woman Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on her head, was killed in an encounter with the District Reserve Guard (DRG) in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Monday, informed Dantewada Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek Pallav. Two country-made weapons and 2 Kg-improvised explosive devices (IED) were recovered from the encounter site.
INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIAL OPERATION GROUP
The Special Operation Group (SOG) is an Indian elite paramilitary unit operating under the Odisha Police (OP). The force specializes in neutralizing terrorists, insurgents, and extremists. They are trained to execute rapid action under any circumstance; these are highly trained for fieldcraft and jungle warfare as well. They receive training at SOG Training Centre in Chandaka, Bhubaneswar, and also from the army base in Jabalpur. The Special Operation Group (SOG) was formed in August 2004, under the Home Department of the Government of Odisha with the main objective of neutralizing any terrorist, insurgent, extremist groups operating in Odisha.