Left-wing extremists of the Communist Occasion of India (CPI) (Maoist) suffered a giant main jolt when Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli police gunned down 5 of its lively armed members, together with three girls, close to Dhanora of north Gadchiroli, bordering Chhattisgarh, on Sunday night.
In response to reviews, the incident passed off at Kosmi-Kisneli forest space round four.30 pm. The deceased included three girls members of the banned CPI (Maoist).
The district police knowledgeable that the pink rebels, who had been tenting in Kosmi-Kisneli forest space, instantly opened hearth at a C-60 group, an elite anti-Naxalite squad of the district, which was conducting a combing operation within the forest area. The left-extremists, nevertheless, fled the spot after the jawans launched a retaliatory assault.
Later, the police recovered our bodies of three feminine and two male activists of the CPI (Maoist) from the spot. They’re but to be recognized. The police additionally seized numerous arms and ammunition and Maoist literature from the realm.
Bhausaheb Dhole, deputy superintendent of Gadchiroli police claimed that there have been no casualties on the safety facet in what he described as the primary main encounter of the 12 months.
The district police have intensified anti-Maoist operations in a giant manner within the area in latest months. A search operation has additionally been launched within the space after the incident.
Sunday’s anti-Maoist operation is taken into account as one of many greatest operations towards the rebels within the district this 12 months.