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Maharashtra: Three Naxalites Killed In Encounter With Police In Gadchiroli

As per the primary probe, one of the deceased was identified as Bitlu Madavi, a commander of Perimili  Dalam, while two others were identified as Vasu of Perimili Dalam and Srikant of Aheri Dalam

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At least three Naxalites including a dalam commander were killed in an encounter with police's C60 Commandos in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra. 

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Gadchiroli, Sandip Patil said, "Three Naxalites were killed in an encounter with the police in Manne Rajaram of Aheri tehsil. The police recovered the bodies of three Naxalites, the encounter took place around 6 pm on Sunday. The killed Naxalites had a reward of ₹38 lakh".

According to a report by India Today, the police had received information that Naxals were camping in the forest. Based on the information, two C60 parties were launched by Gadchiroli police to conduct a search operation in the jungle.

During the search operation, the Naxalites opened fire on police, following which the latter retaliated, Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police (SP) Neelotpal said.

"After the exchange of fire, the bodies of three male Naxalites were recovered from the spot along with weapons and other material," the SP added.
As per the primary probe, one of the deceased was identified as Bitlu Madavi, a commander of Perimili Dalam, while two others were identified as Vasu of Perimili Dalam and Srikant of Aheri Dalam.

"Madavi was a prime accused in the murder of student Sainath Narote on March 9 this year along with two incidents of arson of road construction equipment at Visamundi and Alenga that occurred in February and March," he said. Search of the area is being conducted, the official added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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