Nilambur: Police personnel and Maoists exchanged fires shots at the police patry during a routine patrol in Nilambur forest coming under Padukka forest zone on Thursday afternoon, say reports.Reports say three Maoists, including a woman, have been killed in the encounter. The police personnel are combing the area.
Nilambur South DFO Saji said that three Maoists were shot and the death of a Maoist commander has been confirmed.It has been confirmed that two of the dead are Maoist leader Kappu Devaraj, who is a native of Andhra and Ajitha. Devaraj is a senior leader who was in charge of Kerala. The encounter happened three kilometres away from the Padukka station.