“The two, aged around 35, were reported missing at Bande area, just across the border in Chhattisgarh, around three to four days ago. Their bodies were found near Tadguda village on Saturday,” said Gadchiroli SP Shailesh Balkawde.
Mangesh, alias Vijay Gawde (32), who surrendered before the Gadchiroli police on Friday, along with four others, had escaped the ambush, as he had reportedly gone to a neighbouring village to fetch rice for the camp.
50 years ago, on May 25, an uprising in this North Bengal block changed the politics of the country, and continues to agitate it. But where it all started, the original rebels have little strength left
The central government is pursuing the dual policy of police offensives and development initiatives to tackle the Maoist menace. The central government provides Rs 1,000 crore every year as 100 per cent grant to 35 LWE-affected districts under the Integrated Action Plan.
The vehicle that was carrying the security personnel was hit by twin IED blasts- triggered by Naxals who simultaneously opened fire on the security forces resulting in a gun-battle but he rebels managed to escape into the forests after the gunfight.