This is the first big encounter under the Congress government that took over in December. Data from 2016 to 2018, released by the Anti-Naxal Operations wing, show a dip in encounters from 2017 to 2018.
When one of the patrolling teams of DRG was on way back to its camp on Monday late night, assistant constable Madvi Sukka, 25, inadvertently stepped on the pressure IED connection, triggering the blast that left him injured.
Kailash Vijarvargiya alleged that anti-Modi forces use every opportunity to target the PM even when he is not responsible. “Kalburgi was killed in Karnataka, but awards were returned to the Centre,’’ he said.
The ED has registered cases against these four individuals under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, attached properties worth Rs 1.5 crore and 32 acres land, seized Rs 2.45 crore in cash, including Rs 1 crore during demonetisation.
The Sukma district of the state is a Naxalite hotbed and nine men of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed and two others injured when Maoists triggered a landmine blast underneath their armoured vehicle in the district on March 13.
Bhadrachalam (Telangana), Mar 01 (ANI): The Greyhounds Division of the Telangana Police neutralised eight Naxals in an encounter on Tuesdayon the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border. Telangana Maoist party secretary Hari Bhushan and Divisional Commander Lachhanna were among those eliminated. An AK 47, two SLR and three 303 rifles were recovered from Putapadu near Cherla. The body of Naxals has been shifted to Bhadrachalam.
Bastar (Chhattisgarh), Feb 28 (ANI): Twenty-three Naxals, including two women, on Sunday surrendered in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh citing “ill-treatment” by senior cadres. The Maoists, who surrendered before senior police officials, said they were “frustrated” by the ill-treatment meted out to them. Bastar Collector Amit Kataria said that an encouragement amount of Rs 10,000 would be given to each of them, besides facilities under the surrender and rehabilitation policy.
Ranchi, Feb 19 (ANI): At least four Naxals were killed and two CRPF jawans were injured in an encounter in Taimara Ghati on the NH-33 in Ranchi on Friday morning. The injured jawans have been taken to a nearby hospital. The operation began on specific inputs around 9pm on Thursday night and ended on Friday morning.