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Two Maoists killed, four arrested in Bastar

Two Maoist guerrillas of the outlawed Communist party of India (Maoist) were killed and four others were arrested in different parts of restive Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Friday.

“The District Reserve Guard (DRG) of Narayanpur district police recovered two dead bodies of uniformed Maoists and apprehended three Maoists during an anti-Maoist operation in Kutul area of Maoists’ undeclared capital Abujhmarh today. Seven weapons, including a 303 rifle, were recovered,” said Mr.S.R.P. Kalluri, the Inspector General of Police, Bastar range.

“Keeping in mind the TCOC (Tactical Counter Offensive Campaign) of the Maoists which would be starting from January 2016, the police forces of all districts made a plan to hit the Maoists before they can strike at the security force. In this context, combined parties of different forces were launched in Abujhmad area to intercept and neutralise the Maoists. The forces were given the target of Kutul that is in the heart of Abujhmad area and considered the capital of the Maoists,” he added.

The IG also informed that the police parties were attacked by the Maoists near Kutul. “Our men retaliated the fire and the encounter lasted for about two hours. Finally, the Maoists tried to flee away from the area taking the cover of heavy forests. But because of an excellent cordon of the police, three Maoists were nabbed,” he claimed.

In a separate incident, Nandu, an active Maoist and deputy section commander of military company number 2, surrendered before Dantewada police. He carried a reward of Rs.8 lakhs on his head. In another incident, Maoist Jan militia Commander Sona alias Sonadhar of Metapal range committee, was arrested by Sukma district police.

“ Sonadhar had a reward of Rs.1 lakh on his head,” claimed Mr.Kalluri.

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