June 14, 2024 04:28 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's poll debut might finally happen, likely to contest bypoll from Wayanad: Reports | Atishi, Raghav Chadha meet Arvind Kejriwal in jail; directed to resolve water, power crisis | A day after taking oath, Sikkim Chief Minister's wife resigns as MLA | Centre reappoints Ajit Doval as NSA, PK Mishra to Principal Secy post | All gates of Puri's Jagannath Temple opened after 4 years, BJP fulfills Odisha poll promise
Around 15 Maoists gunned down by CRPF in Dantewada

Around 15 Maoists gunned down by CRPF in Dantewada

| | 17 May 2017, 03:28 pm
Raipur, May 17 (IBNS) : In what looks like a retaliation of the Sukma massacre, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has claimed to have gunned down

 Around 15 Maoists in an operation in Bastar's Dantewada in Chhattisgarh.

While Hindustan Times reported that CRPF at least 15 Maoist rebels were killed, The Times of India put the number between 10 to 15.

"Our forces, who went deep into the forests to carry out the operations, saw Maoists falling down after being hit by bullets. However, neither bodies nor weapons could be recovered during these operations," a senior officer of the Chhattisgarh police told TOI on Tuesday night.

The operation was carried out in Bijapur's Basakura area by a joint team of CRPF, CoBRA, Special Task Force and District Reserve Group, according to a CRPF officer.

The operations were conducted between  May 12 and 16 May and it is said that some of those killed  could have been part of the 24 April ambush which killed 25 CRPF jawans in Sukma.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.