Meeting with Gadchiroli will help control Maoist activities in the region, says Chhattisgarh CM

Speaking about the recent meeting of the 26 maoists In Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Sunday (November 14th) that the meeting would help affect the Maoist movement in the region and further help control their activities. Speaking on the same subject, the chief minister of Chhattisgarh said that several major Maoist leaders have been arrested or are being killed in recent days and that the recent meeting at the Chhattisgarh border in Gadchiroli will affect their movement. and control more Maoist activities.

“Previously, a great Maoist leader was also arrested in Jharkhand. In Gadchiroli, on the border of Chhattisgarh also 26 Maoists including a Maoist leader were killed,” he said. As reported by senior police officials, a total of 26 Maoists, including the top Maoist leader, Milind Teltumbde, were killed during the meeting in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Saturday, November 13. This was later confirmed by Maharashtra Interior Minister Dilip Walse Patil on Sunday.

26 Maoists killed during the meeting with Gadchiroli

A fierce encounter led by Maharashtra police killed at least 26 Maoists in the deep Gyarapatti Forest in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district. The deaths included the chief of the MMC zone (Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh confluence), Milind Teltumbde, who had a reward of Rs 50 lakh on his head, followed by the commander of Korchi Dalam Kishan / Jaiman with the reward of Rs 8 lakh on him. According to district police superintendent Ankit Goyal, police have so far recovered 26 bodies, including 20 men and 6 women.

The major meeting that began in the early hours of Saturday continued into the evening with 26 deaths among the Maoists. In addition, three police officers were also injured and were hospitalized. Apart from this, weapons in large numbers were also collected from the site, including six AK-47 rifles, one pistol, nine 12-gauge rifles, nine rifles, three .303 rifles and one INSAS rifle.

The meeting was conducted by 16 teams of C-60 commandos with 500 people after receiving information about the Maoists camping in the forest region. Police in Gadchiroli are currently speculating that there were at least 100 Maoists at the scene at the time of the meeting. Some of the Maoists killed belong to Gadchiroli while others were from Chhattisgarh. The number of activists in the region has increased dramatically, and new recruits and youth are also being trained and inducted into their training teams.

With contributions from the agency

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Sally J. Minick