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Two Maoists gunned down in encounter in Chhattisgarh

Dantewada superintendent of police ( SP) Abhishek Pallav said that the encounter is still underway near Guniyapal village.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2019 13:31 IST
Ritesh Mishra
Ritesh Mishra
Hindustan Times, Raipur
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Police said that a senior Maoist leader of Malangir area committee of CPI (Maoist) is trapped in the ongoing encounter.(Representative Image)

Two Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district of Bastar region on Sunday morning, police said.

Dantewada superintendent of police ( SP) Abhishek Pallav said that the encounter started at around 8 am and lasted for more than two hours

Two weapons including one 303 rifle has been recovered from the spot, the SP added.

“ Both the deceased Maoists —Mangli and Deva- have award of Rs 5 lakh on their heads and a woman Maoist, Kosi, was also arrested. Mangli is a member of Malangir area committee and wife of Jagdish Sori, who is a divisional committee member, while Deva was the division commander and a member Malangir area committee,” said Pallav, adding that the encounter was carried out by district reserve guard ( DRG) team of Dantewada police.

Police said that a senior Maoist leader of Malangir area committee of CPI (Maoist) was trapped in the ongoing encounter but he managed to escape..

On Thursday, Dantewada police killed a Malangir area committee member and deputy commander of Platoon 26, Hurra Kunjam, near hills of Misee Dabba in Chhattisgarh.

Kunjam was one of the accused in BJP leader Bhima Mandavi’s killing and had more than 30 cases registered against him.

First Published: Jul 14, 2019 12:10 IST