Ultras flee after exchange of fire with police in Warangal

Warangal (AP), Oct 26 (PTI) A Maoist leader and as many as 10 ultras escaped after an exchange of fire between them and police in a forest area of Eturnagaram mandal in Warangal district today, police said. On a tip-off that a group of Maoist was hiding in the forest area, a police party raided their hideout located between Chinnaboinapally village and Tadwai mandal at around 2 pm and asked the ultras to surrender. However, the armed Maoists fired at the police personnel which was retaliated after which the naxals escaped into the deep forests, they said. B Chokka Rao alias Damodar, the CPI (Maoist) Committee member of Kairmangar, Khammam, Warangal (KKW Committee), was among as many as 10 other ultras who managed to flee after the gun battle, a police officer said. Police recovered a wireless handset and six kit bags from the spot and were continuing combing operation in the forests, he added.

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