Dreaded Naxalite gunned down in Bijapur district

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jul 2018 11:25:02



Our Correspondent


IN yet another achievement under ongoing Anti-Naxal Operations, the brave hearts eliminated one more dreaded red rebel during a face-off in insurgency-hit Bijapur district on Sunday evening.Confirming the incident, Bijapur SP Mohit Garg informed that the skirmish between the security personnel and the outlaws took place in a forested patch near village Etapal under Gangaloor police station limits. A squad of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an anti-Naxal operation, following a specific input on Sunday evening. While the DRG personnel were cordoning off a forested patch near Etapal, they came under heavy firing from a group of ultras that led to the gun-battle, said the SP. After the guns fell silent, the body of a uniformed male insurgent along with one Insas rifle and other Naxal materials including 11 live rounds, one hand granade, one naxal uniform, one backpack, explosives, battery, Naxal flag, naxal literature and other daily-use materials was recovered from the spot, confirmed the SP, adding that the identity of the eliminated Naxal was yet to be ascertained.