A 'Jan Militia' commander of the Maoists was killed in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh in a shootout with the police.
'Jan Militia' (people's militia) commander Sudharam was killed on Thursday night in an exchange of fire between Maoists and the police in a forest area under the jurisdiction of Mardapal police station, the police said.
'Jan Militia' is a part - time fighting force, raised by a Maoist group, in charge of a village, according to the security forces.
Police had announced an award of Rs. three lakh for Sudharam's capture. He was linked to the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).