Three women Naxal killed in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: Three women naxals were killed on Wednesday in a fierce gun-battle between the security personnel and ultras in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said. “The face-off took place in restive Potenar forests under Jangla police station limits when a joint squad of district force and CRPF was carrying out a combing operation in the region,” Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela told PTI.
When security personnel reached Potenar forests, located around 450 kms away from the state capital, a group of armed rebels opened fire on them, he said. However, soon ultras fled the spot when jawans launched a retaliatory attack. After the ensuing gunfight that lasted for around half-an-hour, Naxals escaped to the core forests. Subsequently, while cordoning off the encounter spot, body of three uniformed women ultras were found, the ASP said, adding that blood stains found at the spot indicate that some more ultras might either have been killed or injured in the gun battle. Besides, two muzzle loading guns and a 12 bore gun were also recovered from the spot, he said. Soon after being informed about the encounter, reinforcement was rushed to the spot. The identity of the killed rebels will be ascertained once the patrolling party will return to its camp, he said.
Police thwart APCLC members meet, many held
Visakhapatnam: More than a dozen members of Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC) and Virasam were arrested under Section 151 of CrPC (preventive arrest) before their meeting could start at Public Library here on Thursday. The police thwart the committee’s call for a public meeting in protest against operation Green Hunt, an anti-Naxal operation by the security forces in various the states. The APCLC along with few other organisation had called for a press conference at Public Library here on Thursday morning to announce the proposed public meeting on October 12 at Ambedkar Bhavan.
APCLS members including its president T. Sreerama Murthy and few others were picked up by cops of IV-Town police station even before their conference. Similarly some more member of the committee were arrested when they tried to submit a memorandum to DIG (Visakha Range) P. Umapati protesting the arrest. Police said that they arrested the members of APCLC as Section 30 under CrPC was in force (no meeting against the government can be held at public places without prior permission from police). The APCLC members claimed that Section 30 of CrPC cannot be invoked in this particular case as they planned to organise the press conference indoors. The arrested were released on self bond.