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Maharashtra CM pays homage to commandos killed in Gadchiroli Naxal encounter

Maharashtra Chief Minister on Sunday paid homage to two commandos killed in Gadchiroli Naxal encounter and said that his government stood firmly with the families of those martyred.



Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday paid homage to two commandos killed in Gadchiroli Naxal encounter and said that his government stood firmly with the families of those martyred.

Fadnavis posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter: “I pay my homage and salute the brave Maharashtra Police Commandos who got martyred in a joint anti-Naxal operation in Chattisgarh.”

In another tweet he wrote: “Maharashtra Government firmly stands by their families in this hour of grief and would ensure their welfare. My Prayers with the injured.”

Two police commandos were killed while another was injured in a gunbattle with Naxalites in the forests of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra today.

The incident occurred late evening near village Tikameda of the Maoist violence-affected district located on the border of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh (Kanker district).

"Two of our commandos have been killed while one is injured. The troops sustained bullet injuries as they were in a planned operation," Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Ravindra Kadam said, as per PTI.

The encounter happened when the joint security forces, including the special C-60 commandos of state police, were out for an anti-Naxal operations along the border area of the two states. The operations had been on since morning.

The injured has been rushed to a hospital at Gadchiroli district headquarters and the encounter has ended, a senior police officer said.

Police suspect that two Naxals have also been killed in the gunbattle.

(With PTI inputs)

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