Killing Of 26 Naxals Will Affect Their Movement, Says CM Baghel

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  • Killing of 26 Naxals in the Gadchiroli encounter will affect the Naxal movement. -CM Baghel
  • Top Maoist leader Milind Teltumbde was among the Naxals killed in an encounter.
  • The search operation is underway and some bodies are yet to be identified.

Raipur: On Sunday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the killing of 26 Naxals in the Gadchiroli encounter will have an impact on the Naxal movement and will help contain it. “Naxalites’ top leaders are either being arrested or being killed. Previously, a powerful Naxalite leader was apprehended in Jharkhand. 26 Naxals, including a Naxalite leader, were slain at Gadchiroli, on the border of Chhattisgarh. This will have an impact on the Naxal movement, and we will be able to subdue the Naxalites very soon,” Baghel further added.

According to Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, top Maoist commander Milind Teltumbde with Rs 50 lakh bounty on his head was among the 26 Naxals slain in an encounter with police in the woods of Gyarapatti in Gadchiroli district on Saturday.

20 males and 6 females were among the 26 bodies discovered. 3 police officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Apart from Teltumbde, the top Naxal who was slain was Korchi Dalam Commander Kishan/Jaiman, who had a bounty of Rs 8 lakh. The search is still going on, and several bodies have yet to be found.

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