A ‘platoon commander’ of Communist Celebration of India (Maoist ) was killed in an encounter with safety forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district in Bastar area on Friday, police mentioned.
Police additionally seized a rifle and explosives from the positioning of encounter. Within the final one week, two Maoist commanders have been killed by safety forces in Bijapur district.
Inspector Common of Police, Bastar vary, Sunderaj P mentioned that the encounter occurred within the afternoon at round 1 pm, when a group of district reserve guard (DRG) and Central Reserve Police Power (CRPF) had been out for an anti-Maoist operation.
“We had details about a Maoist gathering therefore a group was despatched for operation. The encounter began when the group reached the jungles close to Hakwa village. After the firing stopped, the physique of a platoon commander of Gangaloor space committee of CPI (Maoist) was recovered. The opposite Maoists managed to flee within the jungle,” mentioned the IG.
Sunderaj additionally mentioned that the deceased commander was allegedly concerned within the latest civilian killings in Gangaloor, Mirtur and Bhairamgarh areas of the district.
On November 26, safety forces gunned down a Maoist commander Santosh Podiam, who was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, and was allegedly concerned in killing of policemen in Bijapur district.
Podiam was allegedly concerned within the abduction and homicide of assistant sub-inspector, Nagaiyya Korsa, in August and within the killing of Forest Ranger Rathram Patel in September in Kutru and Jangla police station areas.
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