Police gun down eight Naxals in encounter at Mellamadugu forest area in Tekulapalli

In a major setback to extremists,  the special party police gunned down eight members of  CPI (ML) Chandra Pulla Reddy Bata faction  in an exchange of fire  at Mellamadugu forest area.

Published: 15th December 2017 02:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2017 09:02 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KHAMMAM: In a major setback to extremists,  the special party police gunned down eight members of CPI (ML) Chandra Pulla Reddy Bata faction  in an exchange of fire  at Mellamadugu forest area in Tekulapalli mandal of Bhadradri Kothagudem district in the wee hours of Thursday. According to district SP Ambari Kishore Jha,  following information that members of  CPI (ML) Chandra Pulla Reddy Bata were moving in the area, a special party police team  launched combing operations  in  Mellamadugu forest. 

During the combing operation, the team came across eight  members of CP Bata and when they asked them to surrender,  the naxals opened fire on them and in retaliation the police opened fire killing all of them.  The  CPI (ML) Bata group was formed four months ago with surrendered naxals of different groups.  

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