Naxal killed in encounter at Dhumachhapar village

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jun 2018 11:07:30



Our Correspondent


IN an unprecedented incident of naxal encounter in district Kabeerdham, a uniformed insurgent was eliminated during a fierce gun battle between a composite team of security forces and red rebels in a forested patch of village Dhumachhapar under Taregaon police precinct last Thursday evening.Body of the slain outlaw along with some arms and ammunition was recovered from the encounter spot. The slain ultra was yet to be identified, informed the police sources.Confirming the incident, Durg Range Inspector General of Police GP Singh told the media that a composite team of security personnel belonging to the District Reserve Guard (DRG), District Force (DF), Special Task Force (STF) and Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) was out to carry out search operation in forest-dominated village Dhumachhapar under Taregaon police station limits, following an intelligent input about presence of ultra in the area on Thursday.

While the troopers were passing through a forested patch near Dhumachhapar on Thursday evening, a group of armed red rebels indiscriminately opened fire on them, following which the brave-hearts retaliated and this led to a fierce gun battle. After a brief exchange of fire, the rebels escaped into dense forest.After the guns fell silent, the personnel recovered body of slain male ultra along with some weapons including 315 bore country rifle, live cartridges, naxal literature besides daily- use commodities. The personnel also witnessed blood spots on the spot. It is apprehended that few more naxals might have injured in the encounter. It is worth mentioning here that the operation was stepped up under supervision of Durg Range Inspector General of Police GP Singh to thwart nefarious design of Maoist to create MMC (MAHARASHTRA-MADHYA PRADESH-CHHATTISGARH) corridor. The Durg Range IG Singh had also visited Police Station Taregon and Kukdur two days back and chaired a special meeting of all the police personnel and senior officials to boost their morale and guide them for the smooth execution of anti –naxal operation. The slain ultra is suspected to be a member of platoon-03, which is active in the region. The slain ultra was yet to be identified.