Ten Naxals killed in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district in joint operation by security personnel

Ten Naxals have been killed in a joint operation by Telangana and Chhattisgarh security personnel in Pujari Kanker in Bijapur district.

According to CNN-News18, one policeman has also been injured. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered and the search operation is still on.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

On Wednesday, nine Naxals were arrested during a search operation by security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district.

The operation, which was carried out in Bhejji area of the district, was conducted jointly by personnel from the District Reserve Guard (DRG), District Force (DF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and its elite CoBRA battalion, a senior police official had told PTI.

Those arrested were identified as Muchaki Lakhma (22), Muchaki Kosa (25), Mandvi Lakhma (25), Nuppo Latham (37), Nuppo Ganga (30), Sodi Hidma (30), Nuppo Dual (55), Sodi Mukka Hidma (50) and Sodi Joga (19), all belonging to the lower rung of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist), he had said.

Muchaki Lakhma had arrest warrants pending against him in Bhejji and Konta police stations, the official had said.

Police had said that they were allegedly involved in the attack on a police team in Elarmadgu forest of Bhejji on 18 February in which two personnel were killed and six others were injured.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Mar 02, 2018 10:33 AM

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