Bhopal: Counter-insurgency forces on Saturday raided a Naxal camp in Becha Kilam jungle in Abujhmad, said to be capital of outlawed CPI (Maoist) in India, in Chhattisgarh’s south Bastar district of Narayanpur and gunned down at least five ultras following an encounter.
In a joint operation involving security personnel of districts of Kondagaon and Naraya-npur, security forces stormed the Maoist camp in the forested village of Becha located inside Abujhmad area early on Saturday morning and busted it in an hour-long operation, Bastar police said.
“The counter-insurgency operation led to decimation of Military Company No. six of CPI (Maoist) and killing of at least half a dozen Naxals. However, we could recover bodies of five Maoists along with their weapons,” Narayanpur district superintendent of police Abheeshek Meena who camped at Becha to provide a safe corridor to retreating parties engaged in the operation, said.
Mr Meena along with Kondagaon SP Santosh Singh was superivising the joint operation. Incidentally the counteri-nsurgency measure comes in the wake of recent visit of Chhattisgarh home secretary B. V. R.Subramanyam and counterinsurgency officers to Abujhmad area.