At the least 26 Maoists have been killed on Saturday in an encounter with police in japanese Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, over 900 km from Mumbai, senior officers mentioned.
Milind Teltumbde, a member of the Maoists’ central committee, was suspected to be amongst these lifeless, some studies mentioned, although police didn’t verify them.
Maharashtra dwelling minister Dilip Walse-Patil advised information company PTI the police have been verifying if Teltumbde, one of many wished accused within the Koregaon Bhima-Maoists hyperlinks case, was amongst these killed.
Gadchiroli district Superintendent of Police Ankit Goyal mentioned that they had recovered the our bodies of 26 Maoists so removed from the forest.
The gun battle started within the morning at Korchi in Mardintola forest space when a C-60 police commando group was conducting a search operation, Mr Goyal mentioned.
4 police personnel have been additionally severely injured within the motion and have been taken to Nagpur by a helicopter for therapy.
The district lies on the border of Chhattisgarh.