Naxal Killed In Encounter With Security Forces In Chhattisgarh
A Naxal was killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred around 10:30 AM in a forest near Miliampalli-Rajpenta villages under Jagargunda police station area when a joint team of security forces was out an anti-naxal operation, Inspector General of Police (Bastar
range) Sundarraj P told PTI.
Teams of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the 223rd battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were involved in the operation, he said. “After the exchange of fire stopped, the body of a Maoist, clad in ‘uniform’, along with a locally fabricated UBGL (under-barrel grenade launcher) and two muzzle-loading rifles, was recovered from the spot,” the IGP said. The identity of the slain ultra was yet to be ascertained, he said. A Naxal or Naxalite is a member of any political organization that claims the legacy of the Communist Party of India, founded in Calcutta in 1969. The Communist Party of India (Maoist) is the largest existing political group in that lineage today in India. The Naxalites have frequently targeted tribal, police, and government workers in what they say is a fight for improved land rights and more jobs for neglected agricultural laborers and the poor.