Thursday, February 14, 2008

5 naxals injured

CHANDRAPUR: At least five Naxalites were injured in an encounter with C-60 team of Gadchiroli police on Tuesday evening in the jungle of Kotni under Kasansur sub-police station in Etapalli tehsil. Fours guns and a small cache of explosives along with other Naxal material were recovered from the hideout of the Naxalites, sources informed. According to Gadchiroli police, they had prior information about the Naxals’ camp in Kotni jungle and accordingly the C-60 team of Gadchiroli police initiated the combing operation since last two days. On Tuesday around 6 pm when a police search party reached near the camp, they opened fire at the police. Police team retaliated and the encounter lasted for about half an hour, after which the Naxalites fled from the spot. Trupti Deshmukh, PSI and PRO of Gadchiroli police said at least 5 Naxalites were injured. Small cache of arms including a rifle, 3 manually loading guns (Bharmars), 3 kg of explosives, a hand grenade, 41 live cartridges, 300 feet long wire, along with pittus (backpacks), uniforms, literature and medicines were recovered from the site.

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