Maoist Top Commander Among Twelve Killed In Joint Police Encounter

| March 2 , 2018 , 13:06 IST

At least a dozen Maoists were killed in a joint police operation of the Chattisgarh and Telangana State Police at the Chattisgarh-Telangana border on Friday. As per reports, the encounter between the Maoists and the Police Greyhounds began in the early hours of the day at Tadapalagutta and Pujari Kanker Forest areas.

Local media reports suggest that top Maoist commanders Hari Bhushan and Bade Appa Rao were among the slain Maoists. One Greyhound constable lost his life while three others were reportedly injured. The police had got a tip-off about the presence of more than 5 dozen naxals who had supposedly assembled for a top brass meeting.

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Combing operations in the area are going on to flush out and take down the remaining naxals.

A huge cache of arms including few AK-47s have reportedly been recovered by the police.

Barely two days ago, nine naxals were arrested in a joint police operation between the District Reserve Guard, District Force, CRPF and CoBRA battalion in the Sukma district of Chattisgarh. All the nine arrested belonged to the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist). All of them were reportedly involved in the Sukma attack of February 18 which claimed the life of two policemen and injured six others.