Saturday, May 08, 2010

Gun battle between Maoists, troops in Orissa

IANSFirst Published : 08 May 2010 10:02:48 PM ISTLast Updated : 08 May 2010 10:46:21 PM IST

BHUBANESWAR: A gun battle broke out between the Maoists and security forces in a forested area in Orissa's Koraput district Saturday evening, an official said. No security personnel was injured.

According to an intelligence department official, the Maoists opened fire as the security forces entered the forest on the basis of a tip-off about the presence of the guerillas.

"There may be some casualties on the Maoists' side, but we are not sure," director of intelligence department Prakash Mishra told IANS.

The firing lasted for half an hour, he said.

The gun battle took place a day after a high-level team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) met state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other senior police and administrative officials to discuss force deployment in the Maoist-affected areas.
The central government has already provided five battalions of paramilitary forces to the state as well as a helicopter for anti-Maoist operations under way in at least four southern districts of Koraput, Gajapati, Rayagada and Malkangiri.
In the second incident, two separatist guerrillas were killed in a fierce gun battle with security forces in the Laar forest of Reasi district.

A constable was also injured in the gun battle that lasted a little over four hours in the dense forest of Mahore village, about 150 km north of Jammu.
The gun battle started when security forces, acting on a tip-off, cordoned off the forest belt and asked the guerrillas to surrender. The guerrillas started firing at them.

"The battle lasted for a little over four hours and security forces were successful in killing the two guerrillas," a police officer told IANS. He said the identity of the guerrillas has not been established as yet.

Army and intelligence officials say that with the melting of snows in the mountain passes leading into the Kashmir Valley, more and more guerrillas are sneaking into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

FInish these maoists as quick as possible.Donot give them a chance to even surrender.If possible , then police should use landmines against these maoists.The maoist rule should be applied to the maoists.

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