3 Naxal Gunned Down In Balaghat

Story Highlights
  • The Maoists killed were identified as their divisional committee member
  • The area where the encounter took place is located near the Maharashtra border
  • Hawk Force is vigilant in all Maoist-affected areas

Balaghat: Police and Hawk forces have gunned down three Naxal in the jungle of Lodhagi of Lanji area under Bahela police post, on Monday morning, said home minister Narottam Mishra to media, here on Monday. The chief minister announced a turn promotion and gallantry award to the force personnel involved in the combat.

The minister added that the divisional committee member Nagesh was having a reward of Rs 15 lakh, and the two area commanders Manoj and one woman Rame killed in the gunfight that took place in the jungle of Lodhagi of Bahela police post area. Both area commanders was having a reward of Rs 8 lakh each on their arrest. This area adjoins the state of Maharashtra.

The police have also seized Naxal literature, AK-47, 303, and 12 bore gun and cartages from the encounter site. The other allies of the Naxal had fled from the spot. The Balagaht police are regularly combating the naxal in the area. On July 9th, 2019, the two wanted Maoists, including a woman cadre gunned down in an encounter in the jungles of the Balaghat district.

Slain Maoists carried a reward of Rs 14 lakh each. The slain Maoists identified as Mangesh and Nande, both carrying rewards of Rs 14 lakh each declared by MP, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra government were gunned down in the dense forests in the Lanji area.

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