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Police kill seven Maoists in an encounter in Maharashtra

The commandos from the State Anti-Naxal Squad (ANS), Commandos-60 (C-60), of the Maharashtra Police killed seven Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres, including five women cadres, in an encounter in Kalled forest under the Jinganoor Police Station limits in Sironcha tehsil (revenue unit) of Gadchiroli District on December 6, reports The Hindu. Confirming the development, Special Inspector General of Police (SIGP, Anti-Naxal Operations), Sharad Shelar said that the bodies of all the seven Naxals [Left Wing Extremists (LWEs)] killed in the encounter had been recovered. The women cadres killed in the encounter belonged to the Sironcha dalam (armed squad). The Police team also recovered two Self-Loading Rifles (SLRs), two 303 guns, two locally made guns and other Maoist literature from the spot. Further, SIGP, Shelar stated, “There has been a spurt in the violent activities by the Maoists in Gadchiroli especially this week because they are observing the PLGA [Maoists’ military wing the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army] week. It is their strategy to terrorise common people. But this [Wednesday’s encounter] was a major success for us.”  

One of the seven Maoists killed is suspected to be Jadi Pushpa alias Balamma of Bellampally town in Mancherial District of Telengana. “We are assuming that Pushpa was killed in encounter as civil rights activists met her family members at Chandravelli village to condole her death,” revealed a source in the Police department. “A positive identity would be established only after the Maharashtra Police releases her details,” he added. Pushpa, who is also known as Rajeshwari and Rajeshwarakka, joined the underground outfit about 20 years back. She was working in Dandakaranya area in Chhattisgarh and carried a SLR and a reward of INR 400,000. The identities of the remaining six cadres are yet to be ascertained. 






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