7 Maoists Killed In Gunfight In Chhattisgarh

OB Bureau

Raipur: At least seven Maoists were killed in a gunfight in a forest near Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Thursday.

The joint operation was carried out by security forces and police forces of Narayanpur, Bastar and Dantewada, Hindustan Times reported quoting officials aware of the matter.

The encounter was underway till late in the evening in Abujhmaad forest, at the tri-junction of Narayanpur, Bastar and Dantewada districts.

Police seized a huge quantity of weapons and other materials from the site.

Narayanpur police said that the gunfight started around 11 am in the forest along the borders of Bijapur and Narayanpur district, with around 1,000 security personnel and cops from Bastar, Narayanpur and Dantewada involved in the operation.

“A joint team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) of Narayanpur, Bastar and Dantewada and Special Task Force (STF) was out on an anti-Naxal operation on Wednesday night after specific input of Maoists leaders of Platoon number 16 of CPI (Maoist) and members of Indrawati Area Committee. At around 11am on Thursday, an exchange of fire started. After the exchange of fire stopped, bodies of two Maoists were recovered by Narayanpur police,” said the statement.

“Two bodies were recovered by the Narayanpur police in the morning, while in the evening, Dantewada police, led by deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Rahul Uike and DSP Ashish Netam, recovered five bodies. Five weapons were also seized, but the grade of weapons is yet to be ascertained,” a police officer said.

More than 110 Maoists have been eliminated by security forces this year so far. In 2023, 22 Maoists were killed.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Internet Services To Be Restored In Odisha’s Balasore Town From Tomorrow

Balasore: The internet services, which were banned following a group clash will be restored in…

June 23, 2024

Doctors Advise AAP Leader Atishi To End Fast Due To Falling Blood Pressure: Party Spokesperson

New Delhi: Doctors have advised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi to end her…

June 23, 2024

121 Vehicles Seized For Traffic Violations In Bhubaneswar & Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: Continuing its drive against violation of traffic regulations, the Commissionerate Police seized 121 vehicles…

June 23, 2024

Hindujas Not Imprisoned, Human Trafficking Charges Dismissed: Spokesperson

New Delhi: Four members of the Hindujas, the wealthiest family in Britain, on Sunday declared…

June 23, 2024

Sonakshi Sinha & Zaheer Iqbal Get Married In Mumbai

New Delhi: After keeping their affair a guarded secret, Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal have…

June 23, 2024

Nowcast Alert: IMD Forecasts Lightning & Rain In 12 Districts Of Odisha Tonight

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast lightning and rain in 12 districts of…

June 23, 2024

NEET-UG Retest: 750 Of 1,563 Students Did Not Turn Up, Says Testing Panel

New Delhi: The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Sunday conducted a retest of the NEET-UG…

June 23, 2024

Govt Departments To Be Issued Land Pattas By December, Says Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has decided to facilitate issuing land pattas to all its departments by…

June 23, 2024