In Chhattisgarh Op That Killed 12 Maoists, Greyhound Commando Also Dies

Michele Moreno
March 3, 2018

Six women were among the ultras killed in the operation which took place at around 6.30 AM, while a junior commando of the Greyhounds also lost his life in the exchange of fire, officials said.

The Naxals were killed in a joint operation by the Telangana and Chhattisgarh police.

The encounter occurred when a joint team of the Greyhounds and special police personnel from Chhattisgarh were conducting combing operations in the border areas of Telangana-Chhattisgarh in the Pujari Kanker forests. Some Maoists escaped deep in the forest.

Combing operations in the area are going on to flush out and take down the remaining naxals. He said that the Maoists may have been picked up elsewhere and shot dead in cold blood. A constable was also killed in the gunfight. He carried a reward of ₹30 lakh on his head and was accused of involvement in over 50 criminal cases.

The Greyhounds Constable B Susheel Kumar hailed from Vikarabad in Telangana. Three other police personnel were injured and they were airlifted to Bhadrachalam town. The HC directed that the two bodies which have already arrived should be properly preserved and autopsy should be done in a transparent manner, " he said.

While local authorities continue to monitor the situation, arms and ammunition in heavy quantity have been recovered after security forces neutralise 10 Naxals in the encounter. Jagan was the secretary of CPI (Maoist) for Telengana State.

The group demanded a post-mortem of the Maoists in the presence of the judiciary in either Gandhi Hospital here or MGM Hospital in Warangal. "They apparently wanted to ambush us and opened fire", Telangana intelligence wing officials said. Police caught (the Maoists) and tortured them and murdered them.

This was the first major incident since formation of Telangana State in 2014.

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