At the very least 26 Maoists have been killed on Saturday in an encounter with police in jap Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, over 900 km from Mumbai, senior officers mentioned.
“We’ve got recovered the our bodies of 26 naxals so removed from the forest,” mentioned district Superintendent of Police Ankit Goyal.
The gun battle passed off within the morning at Korchi in Mardintola forest space when a C-60 police commando workforce was conducting a search operation led by further SP Soumya Munde, Mr Goyal mentioned.
Whereas identification of the Maoists killed was but to be ascertained, in response to sources a high insurgent chief was suspected to be amongst them.
4 police personnel have been additionally significantly injured within the motion and have been taken to Nagpur by a helicopter for therapy, officers had mentioned earlier.
The district lies on the border of Chhattisgarh.