Two Maoists killed in encounter with security forces in Jharkhand
Latehar: Two Maoists were shot dead and a woman rebel suffered injuries during an encounter with the security forces in Latehar district on Saturday, police said. The woman Naxalite was arrested and admitted to a hospital, Superintendent of Police Ajay Linda said.
The bodies of the two dead rebels were recovered from the spot, he said. The SP claimed that bullets hit at least 10 others Maoists, who managed to escape, during the encounter that began around 2 am and lasted till around 4 am near the jungles, about eight km from Latehar Sadar police station. The encounter comes close on the heels of the killing of three members of a family in the neighbouring Lohardaga district on March 21.
Five Naxalites arrested in Telangana
Five Naxalites [Left Wing Extremists (LWEs)] belonging to the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist-Janashakti (CPI-ML-Janashakti), identified as Vempati Kumar alias Ganganna, Edulakanti Linga Reddy alias Shyam Prasad Reddy, Jangalam Shankar, Chandupatla Suresh alias Suri and Akkula Raju, were arrested by the Machareddy Police in Nizamabad District on March 27, reports The Hindu.
Superintendent of Police (SP) S. Chandrashekar Reddy said that on a tip-off that the Naxalites were assembling in Ratnagiri forest, Sub-Inspector of Police G. Naresh and his team of constables rushed to the spot. On seeing them, the Naxalites took to their heels.However, the Police managed to arrest them after some resistance. The Police also recovered two tapanchas, one country made revolver and one country made pistol, 50 detonators, 16 rounds of bullets, revolutionary literature, threat letters and diaries from them.