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Sparked by a question from the audience on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘increased’ visit to temples of late, Khushbu and Agnihotri got into a debate surrounding the furore over Gandhi’s gotra.
The couple also decided to leave the organization due to atrocities on women cadre, forcing some women Maoists to commit suicide.
A group of around 12 Maoists set on fire four tractors and two JCB machines which were brought for construction work.
Police sources suspect that the outlawed group resorted to the act to make its presence felt ahead of the bandh called by the ultras on January 31.
There has been no injury to the troops and a search of the encounter site is on, they said, adding the identity of the killed and injured is being established.
After the intermittent firing that lasted for around an hour, the ultras fled into the forest in neighbouring Maharashtra, he said.
Woman Naxal Vaishali Baburao Veladi (18) was a member of the Bhamragadh dalam and carried a cash reward of Rs 4.50 lakh on her head, an official said.
Following the women's entry, the Lord Ayyappa temple was also shut down for an hour for 'purification' rituals.
Kannur Range Inspector General Balram Kumar Upadhyay said the police were taking all necessary steps to track the activities of the Maoists in the forest areas of Wayanad.
Based on information of Maoist movement, police came across a group at the foothills of Gandhamardan hill while returning from patrolling operation.
The state sought the NIA's investigation files on the Maoist ambush at Darbha in Bastar that eliminated a chunk of the state’s party leadership in 2013.
The photo, which has widely been shared on social media, shows JJMP zonal commander Pappu Lohra and his aide sub-zonal commander Sushil Oraon posing with security forces.
Manku Potai, 39, who was shot dead by ultras late in the night on December 6 on the outskirts of his village was active as a Maoist militia member and had surrendered before the police in 2016.
This follows intelligence reports that Maoists are likely to assemble at the Tamil Nadu-Kerala-Karnataka trijunction to mark the second death anniversary of the Maoists Kuppu Devaraj and Ajitha.
While the State has registered an average voting of 70 % on Monday, most of the Naxal affected areas have witnessed massive 80 –85 % turnout.