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  India   All India  27 Apr 2018  C'garh: 7 Naxals gunned down by police; weapons, literature seized

C'garh: 7 Naxals gunned down by police; weapons, literature seized

PTI
Published : Apr 27, 2018, 1:13 pm IST
Updated : Apr 27, 2018, 1:13 pm IST

Security forces recovered the bodies of seven ultras, including that of women, from the encounter spot.

A joint squad of Greyhounds -- an elite anti-Naxal unit of the Telangana Police -- and security personnel from Chhattisgarh had launched a combing operation in the forests along the inter-state border following a tip-off about presence of Maoists there. (Photo: Representational | File)
 A joint squad of Greyhounds -- an elite anti-Naxal unit of the Telangana Police -- and security personnel from Chhattisgarh had launched a combing operation in the forests along the inter-state border following a tip-off about presence of Maoists there. (Photo: Representational | File)

Raipur: Seven Naxals were gunned down in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Friday in a joint operation carried out by the state police and their Telangana counterparts, an official said.

The gunfight took place in a forest near Ipenta village of the district this morning, said Bijapur Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg. 

A joint squad of Greyhounds -- an elite anti-Naxal unit of the Telangana Police -- and security personnel from Chhattisgarh had launched a combing operation in the forests along the inter-state border following a tip-off about presence of Maoists there, he said.

When the patrolling team was in Ipenta, located around 500 km from the state capital Raipur, an exchange of fire broke out between the two sides.

After the guns fell silent, security forces recovered the bodies of seven ultras, including that of women, from the encounter spot, Garg said.

Some weapons and Maoist literature were also seized from the site, the SP said, adding the search operation was still continuing and more details are awaited. 

In early March, a team of Greyhounds personnel had swooped on a Naxal camp in Bijapur district as part of a joint operation with the Chhattisgarh Police.

Ten Maoists, including seven women, were killed in the operation.

Tags: chhattisgarh naxal encounter, naxal encounter, telengana police, chhattisgarh police
Location: India, Chhatisgarh, Raipur