Malkangiri: In a major bravery action, the Odisha Police on Tuesday gunned down three Maoists including two women cadres during an operation in Tulasi Forest Range in Malkangiri district
Acting on intelligence inputs about the presence of the Maoists in the forest area, a joint team of a Special Operation Group (SOG) from Odisha Police and Malkangiri District Voluntary Force (DVF) launched a combing operation in the area in the wee hours, said Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay.
“During the operation, the Maoists opened fire at the security forces. In retaliation, our security personnel opened fire on them,” he said.
In retaliation by the jawans, three Maoists sustained bullet injuries and died, the top cop said. Bodies of the three Maoists were recovered from the place while two guns have been seized from the spot, he said. Further combing & search operations are underway in the forest, he added