At least two Naxalites were killed in an encounter with police on Wednesday in a forest in Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra. Both of them collectively had a prize of eight lakh rupees.
Nagpur. At least two Naxalites were killed in an encounter with police on Wednesday in a forest in Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra. Both of them collectively had a prize of eight lakh rupees. A senior official said that the encounter started when the C60 commandos of the Gadchiroli police were carrying out anti-Naxal operations in the Gambatta forest at around 6.30 am. According to a release from the office of Superintendent of Police, Gadchiroli, Ankit Goyal, he was informed that a large number of Naxalites have camped in the forest and they were plotting a criminal conspiracy.
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According to the release, during the anti-Naxal operation, the C-60 commandos of the Gadchiroli police were ambushed by 20-25 armed Naxals and they fired indiscriminately on them. “The commands retaliated immediately,” the release said. After that the Naxalites fled into the forest. The bodies of two Naxalites were found during the search. “The killed Maoists have been identified as Vinay Narote (31) and Vivek Narote,” the statement said.
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Vinay had a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and Vivek Rs 6 lakh. They were behind the April 21 attack on the armed post in Gatta. According to the police, he has seized pistols, guns, explosives and other Naxalite material from the site of the encounter.
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