The Gadchiroli police held an encounter which led to the death of 13 naxals. Among these naxals, 8 were women cadere. The day when the state Home Minister was visiting the district, the encounter took place.
Gadchiroli Police said on Wednesday that they had received information about the naxals. They had gathered in the Paidi forest area in Etapalli tehsil for extortion. Therefore, a team of C-60 commandos, a special combat force of the district police, went to the area. The encounter took place between 6 am to 7.30 am. About 60-70 naxals started to fire on C-60 commandos and kept on firing instead of the appeal to surrender.
After the Naxals vanished into the forest, the bodies of six male and female cadres were found However, some more naxals would urely be injured, they managed to escape. Police also retrieved AK-47 rifle, an SLR, a carbine, a .303 rifle and explosives. The “encounter” was a tribute to the 15 policemen killed in an ambush in the district in 2019, said Police Superintendent Ankit Goyal.