Three more bodies of Maoists recovered after Malkangiri encounter, toll rises to 27

Gajarla Ravi, a top leader of CPI (Maoist) is suspected to have been killed in the operation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2016 5:19 pm
Maoists, maoist death encounter, maoist encounter, maoist encounter Odisha border, maoist encounter andhra border, india news, indian express Bodies of Maoists after the encounter in Malkangiri on Monday. (Source: PTI)

Three bodies of Maoists were recovered by the police Tuesday after the encounter in a forest in Malkangiri district on the Odisha-Andhra border, news agency ANI reported. With the recovery of the bodies, the number of Maoists killed in the encounter has risen to 27. One Greyhound personnel was also killed.

Following intelligence inputs, a joint team of the Greyhounds, Odisha Police Special Operation Group and District Voluntary Force had surrounded a Maoist camp in a forest area in Malkangiri district close to the state border. Reports say Maoist central committee member Ramakrishna, who was present at the meeting, had escaped but there was no confirmation from the police. However, his son Munna was killed in the attack. 14 of the bodies from Monday were yet to be identified.

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Gajarla Ravi, a top leader of CPI (Maoist) is suspected to have been killed in the operation. Ravi’s family called it a ‘fake encounter’ and said they will file a petition in the court seeking an investigation into the encounter. Ravi was considered dangerous for his planning of attacks on police personnel. Ravi is said to have joined the ranks of the Maoists along with two brothers in the 1980s.

Several weapons including AK47s and SLRs were recovered from the site of the encounter. Officials told the Indian Express that the attack will weaken the Maoists after they were pushed to areas near the Odisha-Andhra border.

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    concerned Indian
    Oct 25, 2016 at 6:26 am
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      Oct 25, 2016 at 7:05 am
      Odisha Police jawans and Greyhound jawans have done a fantastic job. The top leadership of maoists has been almost wiped out now. It must be sustained. Dandakaranya region has suffered a lot die to these traitors. It must develop now.
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        Dr M
        Oct 25, 2016 at 6:35 am
        There should be hot pursuit and elimination of Maoists without caring for state borders, why not take a cue from our LOC experience?
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          Vinu Koratty
          Oct 25, 2016 at 9:14 am
          Such a beautiful sight! So many dead Maoists! Superb!. Hope India will do the same to the Marxist and the Left Liberals the same way soon...
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            jayaram reddi
            Oct 25, 2016 at 1:21 pm
            Good. Hope they can find more.
            1. P
              Oct 25, 2016 at 10:25 am
              Sad that a Greyhound personnel is;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The media photographs of the bodies of slain Chhattisgarh congress leaders lying on roads killed by Maoists are still alive in my;br/gt;They were killed;br/gt;It was reported that the killers even danced over the bodies of the killed;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Similar photograph here, but the bodies belong to;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Maoists donot deserve to be shown any compion. lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;In a democracy there is no room for any armed;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Maoists are simply pawns in the hands of some of the foreign agencies who wants to destabilise;br/gt;But, the fact remains that Indian democracy is too matured to fall victims to such disruptive evil;br/gt;India is not a banana nation like;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;My sincere condolences to the family members of the martyred Greyhound personnel.
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