Yesterday at least 14 Naxals were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday, police said.
The gunbattle took place this morning in a forest area in south Sukma, around 500 km from Raipur, DIG Sundarraj P told PTI. So far, bodies of 14 Naxals have been recovered from the encounter site, he said.
On 19 th July 2018 at least seven persons ,alleged as naxals including three women, were gunned down in a fierce encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said on Thursday.
This skirmish took place at around 6 am in the forest near Timinar and Pusnar villages along the border of Bijapur and Dantewada districts when a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) was out on an anti-Maoist operation, state’s Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.
Acting on a tip-off, security forces had launched the operation from Dantewada district in the forest along the border of the two districts, he said.
While they were cordoning off jungles of Timinar and Pusnar villages, located around 450 km away from the state capital Raipur, in Bijapur, the exchange of fire broke out between the two sides, he said.
“After guns fell silent, bodies of seven naxals, including three women, were recovered from the spot,” the DIG said.
Besides, two Insas rifles, two .303 rifles, one 12 bore gun and a few muzzle-loading guns were also recovered from the spot, he said.