AMARAVATI: Six members of the proscribed CPI (Maoist) were slain early Wednesday in Visakhapatnam district in an alleged exchange of fire with the elite Greyhounds of the Andhra Pradesh Police. According to a communiqué from the DGP’s office, a senior Maoist leader and a female member were among those slain.
“In the early morning hours, the CPI (Maoist) and Greyhounds, the state’s lite anti-naxal force, exchanged fire in the Teegalametta forest region under Mampa police station’s jurisdiction. Six remains were discovered, according to preliminary information “the press statement said
The incident occurred in the Koyyuru block’s Theegalametta forest area, while the Greyhounds, who were specially trained for anti-Maoist operations, were performing combing operations.
Six remains of Maoists were retrieved together with an AK-47 rifle, an SLR (self-loading rifle), a carbine, three.303 rifles, and a country-made weapon, according to preliminary information received from the scene, according to an official release from the Visakhapatnam (rural) district police.
Because the confrontation took place deep in the forests, Koyyuru police inspector Venkataramana claimed the full details of the deceased and injured Maoists were not yet available. “The search for the missing person is still ongoing. “More police officers are being sent to the scene,” he said.
According to unconfirmed accounts, some of the top Maoist commanders managed to flee during the gunfight. According to reports, authorities are employing helicopters to track down Maoist commanders. More information is awaited