Hyderabad, September 3
A suspected Maoist was killed in an “encounter” with police in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district within the early hours of Thursday, police stated.
The incident occurred throughout car check-in Gundala Mandal at round 4.15 am, they stated.
According to Bhadradri-Kothagudem District Superintendent of Police Sunil Dutt, that they had intensified surveillance over the previous few days within the district following inputs on Maoists motion.
On Wednesday night time, police received info on the motion of Maoist motion groups on bikes within the native areas with weapons, he stated.
“Based on the information, vehicle checking was being conducted by police parties. At around4.15 am on Thursday during vehicle checking a police party noticed two bike-borne men and tried to stop them,” the SP stated.
However, they whereas making an attempt to flee fired on the police occasion and in retaliation police additionally fired on them ensuing within the demise of 1 suspected Maoist, the senior police official stated.
After the firing, police discovered the physique of an unidentified Maoist, aged round 25 from the spot, moreover recovering one weapon and one bike.
Further investigations had been on.
Two teams of Maoists members, together with the 5 ultras led by Bhaskar, Telangana “State Committee” member of CPI (Maoist), armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, had escaped after an trade of fireplace with police in separate incidents in forest areas in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district and Bhadradri-Kothagudem district in July this 12 months.–PTI