Hyderabad, May 7 (). Two Maoists were killed in an encounter with security personnel at the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district.
The encounter took place in Puttapadu forest of Cherla mandal in the district.
The dead reportedly include Rajesh, an IOS commander of the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
The incident took place when personnel of Telangana’s anti-Maoist force Greyhounds were conducting a search operation in the forest. The Maoists came face to face with the Greyhounds. When they were asked to surrender, they started firing. In retaliation, the anti-Maoist force also opened fire.
During this, two Maoists were killed and others managed to escape into the dense forest. There were no reports of casualties among Greyhound personnel.
In the wake of the death of 10 security personnel and a civilian in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh’s South Bastar on April 26, the Director General of Police (DGP) asked the police personnel to keep the security system strong.
He told the police personnel that even a small incident related to law and order in the state can have a serious impact on the development of Telangana state. Keeping this in mind the police officers should be more vigilant and deal with the situation firmly.
The DGP said that in view of the assembly elections, the authorities have to take adequate precautions in terms of security during the visit of political dignitaries and VVIP movement in the state. He advised the officials to be more vigilant anticipating increased movement of Maoist action teams in the border areas of the state.