The police also recovered a 12 bore gun, a muzzle loading gun, 13 detonators, a radio set, a wireless set, codex wire, a couple of batteries, solar plates and some Maoist-related material from the spot, he said.
“The incident took place in the forest near Dindodi hill under Jangla police station area when a team of district forces was out on an area domination operation,” Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg told PTI.
The team came under heavy fire from Naxals this morning in the forests, leading to the gunbattle, Awasthi said. After Naxals fled, two bodies of their comrades besides a muzzle loading gun and a country-made pistol were recovered from spot, he said.
The movement of trains were disrupted in Jamui district of Bihar when a group of Naxalites late on Wednesday night held a guard as captive in the Shaheed Jitendra halt and only freed him after the railway operations were stopped.
A joint team of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) was out on a search operation when it nabbed two of the rebels in Sargipal village yesterday.
Four separate encounters between Naxalites and police have been reported in the state since Saturday, in which three security men have been killed and seven injured.
“While 11 cadres were apprehended from Jagargunda police station area, one each was held from Tongpal and Gadiras police station limits,” Deputy Inspector General of Police (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P said
The youths have been recruited for the post of constable in the CRPF from tribal-dominated Sukma, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Bijapur districts and will join the ‘Bastariya’ battalion.
Fifty years after Naxalbari, are the comrades sure there is no difference between constitutional democracy and a state under siege by the RSS?
This comes just a few weeks after 25 CRPF jawans were killed in an encounter with Naxals in Sukma.
The encounter came just a few weeks after 25 CRPF jawans were killed in an encounter with Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
The search operation is currently underway in the area.
Chhattisgarh: The encounter between BSF and Naxals comes weeks after 25 CRPF jawans were killed in Sukma.
In a press meet before the meeting, Singh focused on the need to proactive, acting before attacks.
“Prima facie, the allegations were found to be true. The probe report has been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs and also the state government. Further action would be taken following their comments,” said Dattu.