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14 Maoists Killed In An Encounter In Sukma, Chhattisgarh

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| August 6 , 2018 , 14:24 IST

At least 14 Maoists were gunned down in an encounter by security forces in the forests near Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday morning. As per reports, 16 weapons were recovered after the gunbattle.

The encounter took place as security forces conducted a search and combing operations in the forests in the forests that fall in the Maoist hot Bastar zone. As per the police, Maoist cadres opened fire on them leading to an encounter.

At least 14 Maoists were gunned down in an encounter by security forces in the forests near Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday morning. As per reports, 16 weapons were recovered after the gunbattle.

The encounter took place as security forces conducted a search and combing operations in the forests in the forests that fall in the Maoist hot Bastar zone. As per the police, Maoist cadres opened fire on them leading to an encounter.

The incidence comes just a day after the surrender of a Maoist couple Ravin and Reena in the state capital. The couple was active in the Sukhma region and had a reward of 10 lakh rupees on them. Ravin was involved in the abduction of the then Sukhma collector Alex Paul Menon in 2012. He had joined the Maoist ranks 10 years ago and used to carry an SLR.

Sukma SP Abhishek Meena has been quoted as saying by New Indian Express, “We had information about the presence of Maoists in the region but this operation was actually the planned one, not based on any specific intelligence input. It was sheer chance that our forces figured out their camp along their route of operation and targeted them. They retaliated. Our men killed 14 Maoists on the spot and the bodies have been recovered.”

Eight Maoist cadres were neutralized by security forces in the Dantewada region earlier last month.

Sukma SP Abhishek Meena has been quoted as saying by New Indian Express, “We had information about the presence of Maoists in the region but this operation was actually the planned one, not based on any specific intelligence input. It was sheer chance that our forces figured out their camp along their route of operation and targeted them. They retaliated. Our men killed 14 Maoists on the spot and the bodies have been recovered.”

Eight Maoist cadres were neutralized by security forces in the Dantewada region earlier last month.

Search and combing operation has been initiated in the forest area and nearby villages to check the if more Maoist cadres are holed up in the area.