CPI (Maoist) Squad Clashes With Security Forces In Gariyabandh District

Gariyabandh District, April 26, 2023: Personnel of the Special Operations Group (SOG) and a squad of cadres belonging to the CPI (Maoist) exchanged fire in Chhattisgarh’s Gariyabandh district.

Based on intelligence, an anti-Maoist operation was launched in Nabarangpur’s Raighar and Chhattisgarh Sobha border area on the night of April 25 by utilizing two units of SOG, the Odisha Police said on Wednesday.

Today at around 9.30AM, the operational teams came across a squadron of about 20 to 25 armed CPI (Maoist) cadres including Murli (CCM), Kartik (SCM), Guddu (SCM), Akash (ACM), Nandal (ACM) and others east of the village of Saibin Kachhar in Udanti sanctuary under Sobha PS of Gariyabandh district of Chhattisgarh state.

On seeing the operational team, the Maoists started firing at the police party. On being fired upon the police returned fire. The exchange of fire continued for about half an hour. Taking advantage of the terrain and dense forest, the Maoists managed to escape.

“Further combing operations have been intensified in the area,” the police added.

Source : https://pragativadi.com/sog-maoists-exchange-bullets-on-odisha-chhattisgarh-border-combing-ops-underway/