Mumbai: As per media reports fourteen Naxals were killed in gun battle with the police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Sunday.
According to The tribune a team of C-60 commandos, a specialised combat unit of the Gadchiroli police, carried out the operation.
“Fourteen Naxals were killed in the encounter. Combing operations are still on,” Sharad Shelar, Inspector General of Police, said.
IG said the combing operation, which started in the morning, was currently under way at Tadgaon forest in Bhamragad, around 750 kilometres from here.
The official said that two district-level “commanders”of the proscribed outfit, identified as Sainath and Sainyu, were among those killed in the encounter.
Director General of Police Satish Mathur congratulated the C-60 team which participated in the encounter.