Maharashtra: Senior Naxal cadre killed in Gadchiroli encounter


By: Express News Service | Nagpur |

Updated: May 2, 2020 8:46:17 pm





This cadre is the second Naxalite to have been killed in encounters this 12 months to this point. (Representational picture)
A senior Naxal cadre was killed in an encounter with Gadchiroli police close to Jaravandi village on Saturday night.

Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawde informed The Indian Express, “We had information about a group of 20 Naxals from Kasansur dalam was camping near Jaravandi, so we launched an operation. The encounter took place around 4 pm and we recovered the body of 48-year old Surjanakka, who was a member of the Gadchiroli divisional committee of CPI (Maoist).”

“Surjanakka had joined the Naxal movement in 1988 and was the wife of CPI(Maoist) Central Committee member Devji. She was involved in 144 crimes including ambushes on police, civilian murders etc,” Balkawde added.

The police have recovered an AK-47 and a number of explosives from the spot.

Surjanakka is the second Naxalite to have been killed in encounters this 12 months to this point. The Naxal motion has obtained an enormous jolt along with her demise as she is the third DVC (divisional committee) rank cadre it misplaced this 12 months. Earlier DVC member Vilas Kolha had surrendered whereas one other DVC member Dinkar Gota was arrested by the police.

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