Cops tortured my son: Slain Maoist Azad’s father
Visakhapatnam: Deceased Maoist Azad’s father Lakshmana Rao alias VRL Gopal on Friday accused the security forces of torturing his son before killing him. Azad’s body was handed over to his family members after a post-mortem was conducted at the area hospital on Friday. However, the bereaved family members as well as members of the civil liberties association claimed that the deceased was tortured and one of his eyeballs removed.
Azad was killed along with two other naxals in an encounter at Marripakalu forest in Koyyuru mandal two days ago. But his father questioned as to how only one bullet hit his son when around 15 personnel fired at him. tnn
POLICE GUN DOWN TWO MAOISTS IN RESTIVE DANTEWADA
Bodies of two unidentified insurgents clad in Naxal uniform were recovered after encounter with security forces in a forested patch of insurgency hit Dantewada district, police said on Saturday. “Muzzle guns, pipe bombs and explosives in huge quantity were also recovered from the encounter spot,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Dantewada, Kamlochan Kashyap said.
According to police, a joint team of security forces consisting of DRG, CRPF, STF and CoBRA personnel had started from Katekalyan police station limits on a search operation. “In the hilly terrain near Marjum village which is about 55 km away from district headquarters, a group of armed Naxals opened indiscriminate fire on police party. Police jawans immediately launched retaliatory attack and the gun battle lasted for about an hour,” he said.
Maoist Camp Busted
NUAPADA:Security forces busted a Maoist camp at Kandenjharia under Ghatmal gram panchayat under Sinapali police limits on Thursday. Earlier in the day, security personnel exchanged fire with Maoists at Kandenjharia, which is located on Odisha-Chhattisgarh border. Although no casualty was reported in the exchange of fire, security forces busted the Maoist camp at the site.
Informing this to mediapersons on Friday, SP Pinak Mishra and CRPF Commandant Mahesh Kumar said that SOG, DVF and CRPF jawans were jointly undertaking combing operation in Kandenjharia area on Thursday when Maoists opened fire at the security forces from the top of a hill near the village.
Security forces retaliated with 403 rounds of fire but the Maoists managed to flee the spot. Mishra said there was a group of 30 to 35 Maoists, including women cadres. Two tiffin bombs, seven detonators, two solar plates, three radio sets, uniforms, Maoist kits, utensils besides other materials were recovered from the camp. Combing operation in the area has been intensified.