PLGA Cadre Killed In Firefight With Security Personnel In Bijapur District

Bijapur District, March 22, 2023: A cadre of the People Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), the armed wing of the CPI (Maoist), was killed in an encounter between security forces and the Maoists in the Gangaloor area of Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on March 21.

As per the reports, Bijapur police had got some intel about the presence of Maoist commander Vella and Gangaloor area committee member Dinesh in the Karcholi-Todka forest area under Gangaloor police station limits in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, following which a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG), CRPF and Special Task Force (STF) was dispatched to the location in the early hours of March 21.

It’s been learnt that when the team reached the forest of Karcholi-Todka at around 6.30 am, a firefight broke out between the Maoists and the joint team of security personnel in which a female cadre of the PLGA was killed. Following the gun battle the joint team recovered the body of a female Maoist in uniform, along with a 12 bore rifle from the site of the encounter. It’s been reported that the identity of the deceased Maoist is yet to be ascertained.

Speaking to the media, Inspector-General of Police (IG) Bastar Range Sundarraj P confirmed the development and was quoted as saying “that the body of the Maoist killed in action will be brought to the headquarters.”

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