CPI (Maoist) Cadre Injured In Firefight With Security Forces In Gariaband District

Gariaband District, January 25, 2024: A cadre of the CPI (Maoist) was injured in a skirmish with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Gariaband district on Thursday, a police official announced to the press today.

The firefight took place in the afternoon in a forest near Sikaser Dam under Mainpur police station limits when a District Force (DF) team was on an anti-Maoist operation after receiving intelligence inputs about the movement of cadres of the Maoist party in the area, declared Gariaband Superintendent of Police Amit Tukaram Kamble.

On sensing the presence of police at the site, some 170 kilometers from state capital Raipur, the Maoists opened fire and the security forces retaliated, SP Kamble commented.

“The Maoists fled into the core forest later. After the gunfight, a woman Maoist was found injured at the site of the encounter. She has been shifted to Gariaband for treatment,” SP Kamble informed.

She is yet to be identified but a preliminary probe suggests she is from Silger village in Sukma district and part of “company number 10” of the Maoist party, the SP added.

Source : https://theprint.in/india/woman-naxalite-injured-in-encounter-in-chhattisgarhs-gariaband/1939444/