Cop injured in encounter with Maoists

Phulbani: A security personnel was injured during an encounter with Maoists at a jungle in Kandhamal district on Monday, police said.

The encounter with the rebels took place when a team of about 15 jawans of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) was undertaking combing operation at Kalingbadi forest under Daringbadi police station area.

DGP Manmohan Praharaj said there was no confirmation about any casualty of the security team.

The injured security personal Rajiv Kanhar is the body guard of Brijesh Kumar, the newly appointed IPS officer in the post of additional superintendent of police (ASP).

Kanhar was admitted at the district headquarters hospital here with bullet injuries on his leg.