4 Maoists Neutralised By Security Forces During Exchange Of Fire In Odisha
Kandhamal: At least four hardcore Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Kandhamal district on Sunday. The gunfight was reported between the jawans of Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) and the ultras at Shirla forest under Tumudibandha police limits in the district.
All the deceased ultras are the members of Kandhamal-Kalahandi-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division of CPI (Maoist). Three INSAS rifles and a country-made gun and other ammunition have been recovered, senior police officials said.
“There was an exchange of fire between Maoists and SOG, DVF at Tumudibandha, Kandhamal. Security forces were fired upon & they fired back in self defence. There are four casualties on Maoists side and some of them are injured. Combing operations are on in the area. SP is at the spot,” tweeted Odisha Police.
A massive combing operation was carried out in the region basing on intelligence input regarding the presence of the Maoists by the joint team of DVF and SOG jawans at around 6:30 am today.
There was an exchange of fire between Maoists & SOG, DVF at Tumudibandha, #Kandhamal. Security forces were fired upon & they fired back in self defence. There are 4 casualties on Maoists side & some of them are injured. Combing operations are on. SP is at the spot: #Odisha Police https://t.co/tkkxqMX5te
— OTV (@otvnews) July 5, 2020
In a tweet, Odisha Chief Secretary congratulated the officers and Jawans of Odisha Police on successful operation in Kandhamal.
Congrats to Officers & Jawans of Odisha Police on successful ops in Kandhamal.Their brave action is much appreciated .Death of 4 Maoist confirmed . This strengthens our resolve to free our state from extremism and spur all round development in the state.@IPR_Odisha @CMO_Odisha
— ChiefSecyOdisha (@SecyChief) July 5, 2020
(Edited By Ramakanta Biswas)