Nagpur: 26 Naxalites were killed in a fierce encounter with the police in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. According to an officer-involved in the encounter, the encounter that started in the early hours of Saturday continued till noon. In this encounter, 26 Naxalites were eliminated in the Kolgut-Danat forests.
The encounter took place in the jungles on Saturday morning.
Gadchiroli SP Ankit Goel said that information about the movement of Naxalites was received in the Gyarapatti area of the district. After this, the Maharashtra Police’s Anti-Naxal Special Squad C-60 Unit (C-60 Commando Unit) started its operation. During the search operation, the Naxalites were surrounded by Gyarapatti dense forests. In this long-lasting encounter, the banned CPI (Naxal) and the police opened fire.
26 Naxalites eliminated
According to the police, after the massive action of the Commando Unit (C-60 Commando Unit), the Naxalites slowly fled from there. After this, the search operation was started there. In which 26 Naxalites have been confirmed dead. Three jawans have also been injured in this encounter. This is the most successful encounter against Naxalites in recent years. In which the soldiers have eliminated so many Naxalites without taking any loss.
Anti-Naxal Special Force is a C-60 unit
Let us inform you that to deal with the Naxalites, Andhra Pradesh Police has formed a Greyhound Unit. The soldiers of this unit live in the jungles in the clothes of Naxalites, and there they collect information about them and eliminate the Maoists. On the lines, Anti-Naxal Special Squad C-60 Unit (C-60 Commando Unit) has been prepared in Maharashtra. In this unit, 60 fast-moving soldiers from the state police are selected and included. Armed with unique weapons, these soldiers also keep doing their work by staying in the forest like the Naxalites.