The encounter took place while a joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Odisha's elite anti-Maoist Special Operation Group (SOG) and the police were carrying out a combing operation in Tureighat forest.
The Maoists reportedly opened fire on the team.
The security forces retaliated and three rebels were killed during the gunbattle.
"We have recovered three bodies," S Devdutt Singh, Deputy Inspector General of Police (south-western range) told Hindustan Times.
--IBNS (Posted on 19-07-2013)