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Chattisgarh: Security forces gunned down Naxalite in Narayanpur district

Chattisgarh: Security forces gunned down Naxalite in Narayanpur district

The operation was launched based on inputs about the presence of senior Naxalite leaders, including platoon no. 16 in-charge Mallesh, commander Vimla, and those belonging to the Indravati Area Committee of Maoists.

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A Naxalite was killed in an encounter with the security forces in the forests of Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on August 21, police said.

The skirmish took place around 9 am in the Bhatbeda forest area under Orchha police station limits, where a joint team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Bastar Fighters, both units of the police, was out on an anti-Naxalite operation, an official said.

The operation was launched based on inputs about the presence of senior Naxalite leaders, including platoon no. 16 in-charge Mallesh, commander Vimla, and those belonging to the Indravati Area Committee of Maoists, according to news agency PTI.

Once the firing stopped, the body of a Naxalite in a ‘uniform’ was found at the spot, he said, adding that a .315 rifle and a 12 bore rifle were also recovered from the scene.

The identity of the deceased Naxalite is yet to be ascertained. A search is also underway in the nearby areas, the official said.

Edited By: Puja Mahanta
Published On: Aug 21, 2023