Raipur, Oct 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Police Friday gunned down two Maoist commanders – a husband and wife duo – when they were about to strike an arms deal, police said.
The incident took place in a village in Durg district, around 30 km from here.
Police fired on three Maoists when they were waiting at Jamul area to strike an arms deal, Durg district police chief Amit Kumar told IANS.
‘Maoist commander Nagesh and his wife Pramila were killed on the spot while another Maoist managed to escape,’ he added.
Nagesh, 45, was active in Bastar for the past 18 years along with his 28-year-old wife and was involved in several deadly attacks on police and civilians.
Chhattisgarh’s Director General of Police Vishwa Ranjan termed the killings a major success and announced an award for the policemen.