Chhattisgarh encounter: Security forces kill 10 Maoists; 1 commando succumbs to injury

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New Delhi | March 3, 2018 1:15 PM

Chhattisgarh encounter: A joint team of Greyhounds and a special police personnel team on Friday managed to eliminate 10 Maoists during an encounter in the Pujarikanker forest Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh encounter, Chhattisgarh maoist, Chhattisgarh naxals, Greyhounds, Greyhounds team, Telangana, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Bijapur districtThe bodies of two Naxals and a junior commando of Greyhounds were airlifted yesterday. (Photo: Representational/PTI)

Chhattisgarh encounter: A joint team of Greyhounds and a special police personnel team on Friday managed to eliminate 10 Maoists during an encounter in the Pujarikanker forest Chhattisgarh. The naxals killed included six women and this clash took place in Chhattisgarh 30 km from Venkatapuram in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district, according to police officials. Along with the 10 naxals, a junior commando of Greyhounds also lost his life during the clash. While the bodies of two Naxals and the junior commando of Greyhounds were airlifted yesterday, the bodies of the rest eight Maoists will be flown to a Telangana hospital today.

An official while talking about the same said, “the bodies of eight Maoists, who were among the 10 ultras killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, were flown to a Telangana hospital and their identification was likely to be completed today.” Ambar Kishor Jha, the Superintendent of Police of Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district said that the bodies of two Naxals and the junior commando of Greyhounds were airlifted yesterday. He added that due to the inaccessibility of the location, the rest of the bodies were flown in a chopper this morning to the hospital. While talking about the dead maoists, he said that they had received all the ten bodies from the encounter site and further added that their post mortem will be conducted today, for which the directions given by the Supreme Court in such cases will be followed.

The team of Greyhounds is an anti-Naxal force which yesterday along with a special police personnel team swooped on the camp of Maoists near Pujari Kanker in Bijapur district. SP Jha, said that the post-mortem examination will be conducted at the Bhadrachalam Area Hospital and also that they ope to complete the process and get a clear picture of the whole case. The security forces from Telangana and Chhattisgarh had launched an counter-insurgency operation in the forest on the inter-state border based on inputs about a gathering of a large group of ultras, according to officials.

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