4 Maoists killed in gunfight with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar: Police
The IG said the police had information about the presence of divisional committee members of Communist Party of India (Maoist) Mohan Kadti and Sumitra along with 30-40 colleagues near Pomra-Hallur forest
Four Maoists, including two women cadres, were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Bastar’s Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said.
The gunfight took place at around 7:30am in a forest near Pomra village under Mirtur police station limits, said police, adding the search operation is still underway in the area.
“Joint teams of security forces were out on an anti-Maoist operation after we had specific inputs about Maoists’ gathering in the forest. The team included the personnel of District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force (STF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),” Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said in a statement.
The IG said the police had information about the presence of divisional committee members of Communist Party of India (Maoist) Mohan Kadti and Sumitra along with 30-40 colleagues hiding near Pomra-Hallur forest.
“When a team of DRG closed in on the Maoists, they started firing and after the exchange of fire stopped, bodies of four Maoists, including two women, along with three weapons were recovered,” the IG said.
Among the weapons recovered from the spot, includes a .303 rifle and a 315-bore rifle, he said.
“We are yet to ascertain the identity of Maoists and a search operation in the nearby jungles is still going on,” added the IG.