26 Maoists Killed In Gadchiroli Encounter, 3 Policemen Injured: Maharashtra Police  

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Gadchiroli, 13th November 2021: Over 26 Maoists have been killed in an encounter with Maharashtra Police in Gadchiroli today.


Three jawans were also injured in the operation which was carried out on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border. They have been admitted to a hospital in Nagpur for treatment.


Police sources said that a very senior Maoist leader who is also an accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence case is among the deceased. However, no official confirmation has been received yet.


Meanwhile, sources said that the C-60 jawans were attacked while conducting a search operation in some villages. It was learned that a large number of Maoists had entered these villages. The encounter started in the morning at Mardintola forest in Dhanora taluka.

This time there was heavy firing from both sides. There are 10 C-60 parties at the site.


Who are the C-60 anti-Naxal commandos?


Since the establishment of the Gadchiroli district, Naxal activities have increased in the entire area. The C-60 was set up on December 1, 1990, by the then SP KP Raghuvanshi to ban it. At that time, only 60 special commandos were recruited into the force, from which it got its name. Gadchiroli district was divided into two parts to curb Naxal activities. First North Division, Second South Division.


These commands are given special training. They are trained to take action at any time of the day or night. They are trained at Hyderabad, NSG Camp Manesar, Kanker, Hazaribag. Along with the anti-Naxal campaign, these jawans also meet the families and relatives of the Naxalites and inform them about the schemes of the government and connect them in the mainstream of society. They also collect information on administrative problems in the Naxal-affected areas.