Speaking to ‘Telangana Today’, Eturunagaram ASP Gaush Alam said that they had been trying to identify the slain Maoists.
Warangal/Mulugu: In yet another blow to the outlawed CPI (Maoists) party, three action committee members were killed in an encounter with the security forces at the Telangana- Chhattisgarh border in the wee hours of Monday. Though the police have not disclosed the names of the deceased Naxalites, the Maoists party, in a press statement said Naroti Damal, member of the Platoon Party Committee (PPC), a native of Jaraveda village of Gadchiroli district of Maharastra, Punem Bhadru of Peddakorma village of Bijapur district and Sodi Ramal alias Santosh of Mallipadu village in the Basagudem area of Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh were killed in the incident.
Damal was an Area Committee Member (ACM, and belonged to the Central Regional Committee (CRC) company -2. The bodies have been reportedly shifted to Bijapur town for the postmortem.
Addressing a press conference at Mulugu on Monday, SP Sangram Singh G Patil said, “A joint combing operation was conducted by Mulugu district police and Greyhounds of Telangana State and Bijapur district police of Chhattisgarh in the bordering areas of Telangana and Chhattisgarh based on information about the movement of Maoists formations in the areas.
During the combing operations in the wee hours, there was a volley of fire from the Maoists side which was countered by the State forces. After the exchange of fire, three bodies of male Naxals with weapons were recovered. Some articles were also found at the scene which falls in Elmidi PS of Chhattisgarh,” he added.
The police also recovered one SLR LMG, one AK-47 with bayonet, one SLR, a double-barrel gun, magazines of the weapons SLR LMG- 03, AK-47- 03+ 28 Rounds, SLR -02 + 24 Rounds, and explosive material from the spot. “The police teams are still on the job to nab the other absconding Maoists in the deep forest of Eturunagaram, Wazeedu, Peruru and Venkatapuram PS limits,” Patil added.
Meanwhile, in a press release, Maoists party Telangana State Committee official spokesperson Jagan has alleged that their party leaders had been killed in a ‘fake encounter’ in the forests of the Tekulagudem under Wazedu PS limits of Mulugu district.
“Telangana greyhounds police in hundreds have encircled our forces after they received the information provided by a ‘betrayer’, and attacked our forces killing three Adivasi members of the party,” he said and alleged that the attack was a well-planned one by the TRS government under the guidance of the Centre. He urged the people to observe the bandh protesting the fake encounter on October 27.
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