Four Naxals killed in C’garh encounter

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Sep 2018 10:07:48


Our Correspondent,


IN yet another blow to Naxals, the security personnel succeeded in eliminating four dreaded Naxals including a woman cadre during a face-off in restive Narainpur district on Sunday afternoon. Bodies of the slain outlaws have been recovered. Two of them have been identified while two others remain to be identified.

Confirming the incident of encounter, Narainpur Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla informed that the skirmish between a squad of the security personnel and the Naxalites took place at around 2:30 pm at forested Guniyabeda, a part of Maad (Nelnar) area under Kukrajhor police station limits in Narainpur.

A squad of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out to carry out anti-Maoist operation in areas under Kukrajhor police station limits. While the troopers were passing through forested Guniyabeda, a group of armed outlaws opened indiscriminate fire upon them.

Following which the troopers retaliated, leading to a fierce gunbattle from both sides. However, the Naxals soon fled the spot and entered the dense forest after a brief exchange of fire. During post-encounter search, bodies of four insurgents including a woman cadre along with some weapons were recovered from the spot, said the SP, adding that two of the slain outlaws had been identified as Jhara LS Commander Ratti and Nelnar LS Commander Somdu.


Two abducted villagers killed

Our Correspondent,


NAXALs once again exhibited their inhuman face by brutally killing two villagers they had abducted from a village under Baande police station limits in restive Kanker district. As per police sources, the Naxals had abducted three youths from the village. However, one of them had managed to escape.

On the basis of complaint, police had registered offence under Sections 341 and 365 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and started search of missing youths. On the basis of clues received from the escaped youth Panduram, the police had intensified search operation. Confirming the incident, Kanker Superintendent of Police K L Dhruv informed that bodies of the abducted villagers were recovered from a village under Etapalli police station limits in Maharashtra on Sunday.

As per police sources, the Naxals had allegedly abducted the three youths Panduram, Sonu Padda and Somji Padda from a village under Baande police station limits in restive Kanker district on August 26th night. However, Panduram managed to escape and lodged a complaint with the police. On the basis of Panduram’s complaint, police had launched a intensive campaign to rescue the abducted villagers.

During search, the police personnel recovered dead bodies of Sonu and Somji Padda at a village under Etapalli police station in Maharashtra on Sunday morning, informed the SP, adding that proceedings to send bodies to Chhattisgarh after the post-mortem was in progress by the Maharashtra police.