Maoists killed on Odisha
21 Maoists killed on Odisha-Andhra border
- Twenty-one members of the banned CPI (Maoist) were killed in an encounter with a combined team of the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha police
- Since it is located near Jantri in Malkangiri district of Odisha
- SP Rahul Dev Sharma told The Hindu that it was a joint operation by the Greyhounds (special anti-naxalite force of Andhra Pradesh) and the Odisha police.
- While A few top leaders of the Maoist party might be among the dead
- But it would take some time to confirm the same, Mr. Sharma said.
- Also Two constables were injured in the encounter.
- Furthermore, Four AK-47 rifles, three self-loading rifles (SLR), and some other guns were among the goods seized from the spot of encounter.
- According to police sources, the exchange of fire occurred at Bejing jungle between Panasput and Ramgarh of this cut-off area.
- While the bodies of the Maoists are likely to be shifted to Chitrakonda in Odisha on the AP border for post mortem.
- Since, A combing police party from the two States noticed the Maoists moving in forests in Malkanagiri area and the exchange of fire erupted
- “We have intensified combing in the Andhra-Odisha border forests. The injured constables are out of danger,” the DGP said.
- Maoist rebels accuse the Indian state of plundering the mineral-rich and underdeveloped east
- And central regions of the country at the expense of the poor and landless, among whom they retain some support.
- In July, Maoists killed at least 10 members of an elite Indian police force in the south of Bihar.
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