At least three Maoists were killed when armed greyhounds of Telangana carried out an interstate operation in the forests of Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Monday. The area is close to the Telangana-Chhattisgarh interstate border.
AG Sundrag B Bastar said that after the confrontation, the security forces team discovered the bodies of three Maoist cadres and recovered a Kalashnikov rifle, one SLR and one LMG. The officer added that these Maoists were members of the Central District Committee.
The Maoists, consisting of 35 armed ultras led by Commander Sagar. The officer added that the security forces did not recover his body, but the Maoists suffered heavy losses in the confrontation, expressing his hope that the number of casualties would increase as soon as the final details arrived.
Police said two of the murdered criminals were from Bijapur district. Among these three dead Maoists, two were from Bijapur. The police also confiscated weapons and ammunition from the Maoists.
Sources said TS Greyhounds and Maoists in the Chhattisgarh-Telangana border area near Tikulagodum, Taralgoda village forest area, under the borders of Beruru Police Station, Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh had this fierce gun battle this morning.
After the shootout, the Maoists issued an official statement in Telugu, describing the confrontation as “mock”. Red cadres addressed a phone call to Telangana Banda on October 27. Meanwhile, security has been enhanced due to the presence of Maoists in the border areas of Chhattisgarh and Telangana, the sources said.
Greyhounds are a special police force operating in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is an expert force against the Maoists.