Maoists hack policeman to death in Chhattisgarh
The incident took place in Katekalyan town of Dantewada, when a police platoon was returning from routing area domination exercise. A police constable was hacked to death near a busy market place by the Maoists in Maoist insurgency hit Dantewada district of South Chhattisgarh on Friday. The incident took place in Katekalyan town of Dantewada, when a police platoon was returning from routing area domination exercise. “Maoists attacked the jawans who were last in the queue after crossing the market place.
Constable Shankar Joshi was killed in the attack and the Maoists took away his SLR (Self Loading Rifle),” informed Dantewada district Superintendent of Police (SP), Mr.Kamlochan Kashyap. The attack was carried out by a small action team of the Maoists. “They (Maoists) were four to five persons, two of them were in Maoist uniform. The deceased constable was the last one in the platoon formation which was returning to Katekalyan police camp,” added the SP.
Cops Sound Red Alert in Visakhapatnam: Agency, AOB
VISAKHAPATNAM: A red alert has been sounded in Visakhapatnam agency and along the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) following a massive exchange of fire between the Maoists and armed forces near Mukundapalli village in Malkangiri district of South Odisha, 10 km from Visakhapatnam district. Suspecting the presence of top Maoist leaders, armed forces have intensified the combing operations in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts in the aftermath of the recent exchange of fire in which five Maoists were allegedly killed at Malkangiri, and whose bodies have not been recovered yet. Vehicular checking has also been intensified along the AOB and the entry points have been put under strict vigil.
The joint operations by CRPF and the BSF personnel would continue for few more days along the AOB areas as the extremists have reportedly been conducting meetings to strengthen their cadre. Meanwhile, the police claim that the tribals have lost hope in the Maoists and hence revolted against the latter at Veervaram village when the extremists killed a few girijans recently, suspecting them to be police informers. As a result, the Maoists have lost their grip in areas like GK Veedhi, G Madugula, Chintapalle and other AOB areas. Meanwhile, rural superintendent of police, Visakhapatnam agency, Koya Praveen said that they have announced red alert in all the police stations and intensified the combing operations to avoid any untoward incidents.