By Express News Service
BHUBANESWAR: Three ultras of banned outfit CPI (Maoist), together with two girls cadres, had been gunned down in an trade of fireside with the safety forces at Tulsi Forest Range in Malkangiri on Tuesday.
DGP Abhay stated performing on particular intelligence concerning the presence of the Maoists, a joint crew of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Odisha Police and Malkangiri District Voluntary Force (DVF) had launched an operation within the Tulsi forest space, situated near the Odisha-Chhattishgarh border.
The Maoists, who had been hiding within the forest, opened fireplace on the safety forces to which the jawans retaliated for self-defence.
Bodies of three ultras have been recovered on the game after they succumbed to bullet accidents, the DGP stated.
The DGP additionally stated that the safety forces have up to now seized two weapons, an INSAS rifle and a self-loading rifle from the spot of the encounter.
The operation was underway until the final report got here in.
According to sources, heavy trade of fireside befell between the ultras and safety forces through which extra casualties from the Maoists aspect are being anticipated.
Earlier this 12 months, a Maoist was gunned down in an encounter at Madakapadar panchayat within the district on January 31. Reports counsel that no less than 16 Maoists had been killed in gunfire with the safety forces within the forest of Malkangiri in 2020.