In self defence, the security forces returned fire.
Four Maoists were killed in a gunfight with police in Telangana's Mulugu district, close to Chhattisgarh border on Tuesday. The exchange of fire occurred in Karragatta forest in Venkatapuram (Nuguru) mandal in the early hours of the day.
Addressing a press conference, Gadchiroli SP Ankit Goyal said the police had received intelligence inputs about two days before the Saturday operation about the presence of a Naxal camp in the Mardintola forest in the Gyarapatti area of the Korchi tehsil.
Milind Teltumbde, the brother of activist and scholar Anand Teltumbde, was carrying a reward of Rs 50 lakh on his head for his alleged involvement in violent activities against the state.
The Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha, Abhay visited Malkangiri on Wednesday close on the heels of a successful anti-Maoist operation that saw elimination of three ultras including one woman cadre of the banned outfit, Communist Party of India (Maoist).
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has urged the Centre to step up infrastructure development in the Maoist prone districts. This was discussed at a videoconferencing at the State Secretariat here today where the Union Cabinet secretary interacted with the senior state government officials. Talking to media persons after the meeting, principal secretary, Home, Asit Tripathy said […]
The incident of clash between Maoists and security forces on Boudh-Kandhamal border on Saturday was indeed sensational for the entire Odisha not just because of the miraculous escape of the two Commandos from the Special Operations Group who received critical injuries during the gunfight but also for their dramatic rescue from the far-off region all thanks to the efforts of Odisha DGP.
The combing operation was launched by a joint team of security forces based on information about the presence and movement of a Maoist group in the region
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated the Odisha Police, a day after 24 Maoists, including their top leaders, were killed in a fierce gun-battle with security forces in Malkangiri district, giving a major blow to the ultras. Patnaik, who earlier on the day called up Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra and congratulated him, also hailed […]
Six Maoists were gunned down by Andhra Pradesh Greyhounds police on Wednesday morning at Theegalametta forest area in Visakhapatnam district.
By Sandeep Sahu Any death is tragic. More so when the death is caused by a bullet. It doesn’t matter who the deceased is. The killing of an Army jawan in the line of duty – whether in enemy firing or in a terrorist outrage – is as painful as the death of the Maoist […]
By Sandeep Sahu For once, security forces engaged in anti-Maoist operations have something to rejoice about. On the receiving end of Maoist depredations for long, they have registered a spectacular success in an area that has proved to be a graveyard for them over the years. The killing of as many as 24 Maoist cadres […]
The 90-minute encounter between the Maoists and the crack force of C-60 commandos, which started around 6 am today in the Paydi-Kotmi jungles, may have resulted in at least 4-5 more of the rebels getting injured but they escaped in the jungle.
Kandhamal: A female Maoist was killed today in an encounter by security forces in a jungle near Tumudibandha in Kandhamal district. A group of Maoists, which had set up a camp in the jungle, were tracked down by the forces on Wednesday following which the security personnel entered the jungle and had a brief exchange […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It was heartening to read about Home Minister’s Special Operation medal being presented to 25 police personnel from Odisha for their role in an operation which led to the killing of five Maoist rebels in Koraput in May this year. Those honoured included a superintendent of police, an additional SP and […]