Four Maoists, including two women Maoists, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Saturday. Police have recovered the bodies of all the four. They will be identified. At the same time, the police have also recovered a large amount of explosives and other items. The encounter took place in Mirtur police station area.
Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said that the encounter took place around 7.30 am in Pomara forest under Mirtur police station area when a joint team of security forces was out on an anti-Naxal operation. The team launched the operation on the basis of information that Mohan Kadti and Sumitra were with members of the Maoist group. It was told that he has about 30-40 companions in the forest. In such a situation, the police personnel raided the Naxalites’ camp. The encounter lasted for about 30 to 40 minutes from both sides in the Pomara forest.
After the firing stopped, the jawans started the search operation in the forest. After this, bodies of four including two female Naxalites were recovered. Gun and other items have also been recovered near the dead bodies. The jawans have recovered explosives, medicines, Naxalite uniform, Naxalite literature, wires etc. from the spot.