Officials say two women Naxalites were killed in an exchange of fire with District Reserve Guards (DRG) in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Wednesday.
Dantewada DRG teams were launched from Nahadi Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) on the basis of information of the presence of senior Darbha Divisional cadres in the Nagaram-Poro Hirma woods along the Dantewa-Sukma Interdistrict border, according to officials.
According to IG Bastar, P Sundarraj, there was an exchange of fire between Maoists and Dantewada DRG at 7:00 a.m.
During the search, the dead bodies of two female naxal cadres, as well as one INSAS gun and one 12-bore weapon, were discovered, he claimed. In September, two Naxalites were killed in a shootout with police in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.
According to officials, the DRG Sukma and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 223 Corps performed a joint operation. The location yielded a 12-bore double barrel rifle and a pistol.
SP Sukma Kiran Chavan said, “Based on the intelligence report of the presence of 10 to 12 Naxalites of Jagargunda Area Committee in the forests of Tadmetla and Duled under Chintagufa police station, District Sukma, a joint force of DRG and CRPF 223 was dispatched to the said places as part of the anti-Naxal operation.”