3 Maoists killed in 2 encounters, Chhattisgarh tally 11 in last 3 days | India News

Raipur: Three Maoists were killed in separate encounters in Sukma and Bijapur districts of Bastar division in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. This year’s Maoist body count has risen to 116, 11 of them in the last three days. Maoists accused security forces of staging fake encounters and called for a ‘bandh’ in Bastar on May 26.
In Bijapur, a District Reserve Guards team was sent out Friday night after information about movement of 10-15 Maoists, including the head of supplies in west Bastar.The encounter broke out in Mirtur (390km south of Raipur) on Saturday, resulting in the killing of two Maoists, police said.
The other encounter took place 200km south of Mirtur, close to Andhra border, in the forests near Belpoccha village. Cops said a DRG team was sent to intercept groups of Maoists camping deep in the jungle.
The gunfight broke out around noon on Saturday.

Source link