Chhattisgarh, December 12(ANI): Police gunned down seven Maoists on Friday in encounter? that took place in Sukma region of Chhattisgarh. The police also recovered guns, tiffin bombs, hand grenades and other weapons from the rebels. The rebels, who claim to be fighting for the rights of poor and marginal farmers and also the landless labourers, are expanding their influence in the rural areas of east, central and southern India. India has banned Maoist organisations saying they propagate violence.