Four Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh

Four Maoists were gunned down in Chhattisgarh in a joint operation by Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh Police. Arms, ammunition and Maoist literature from a forest at Bijapur were also recovered.

Updated: Nov 12, 2012, 21:56 PM IST

Raipur: Four Maoists were gunned down in Chhattisgarh Monday in a joint operation by the Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh Police, officials said.

The security forces also recovered arms, ammunition and Maoist literature from a forested site at Bijapur.

According to Bijapur Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal, the operation followed a tip off that top Maoists were in the Tarlaguda forest adjoining Andhra Pradesh.

Police teams from both states encircled the place. The Maoists opened fire, leading to an hour-long gun battle. Some of the insurgents escaped into the dense jungles.

Policemen searching the area later found the bodies.

IANS