- Search operation of jawans in jungles of Tiriya police station area, 18 km from Jagdalpur
- Bhaskar had told in the report – Naxalites should remain their hideout near the city
Jagdalpur In Bastar area of Chhattisgarh, DRG and Special Forces personnel killed seven Naxalites during the encounter on Saturday. DIG of anti-Naxal operations P Sundar Raj said that the encounter took place in the jungles of Tiria police station area, 18 km from Jagdalpur city. This area is also near the Odisha border. One INSAS rifle and four 303 guns have been recovered from the Naxalites. The number of Naxalites killed in the encounter may increase.
Bhaskar had already revealed in his report that the Naxalites are once again building their hideout in the jungles of Tiriya Machkot. After this, the soldiers started a search operation in the area.
The soldiers were sitting in encampment for two days
The presence of Naxalites was reported in the forests of Tiriya Machkot, bordering Chhattisgarh-Odisha. They were contacting the villagers to increase their numbers. The DRG team then camped in the area for two days and laid siege to the Naxalites. A large amount of ammunition has been found by his capture.
Bhaskar had already done it
Dainik Bhaskar had published the news on April 27 about the influx of Naxalites in the area. It was said that the fragrance of Red Terror has again intensified in the jungles of Machkot and Tiriya, bordering the city. A large cadre of Naxalites is not only roaming in the area but was also issuing many guidelines for the villagers.
Why did the Naxalites choose Tiriya-Machkot again?
Tiriya-Machkot is the safest route to reach Odisha. Water is being sourced from here for NMDC Steel Plant. This area is adjacent to Odisha. Due to the border area, this forest is considered safe for Naxalites. Odisha and Chhattisgarh Police had little attention towards Machkot. In such a situation, Naxalites wanted to take advantage of this.