It was a joint operation of the Chhattisgarh police with the Telangana Greyhounds that eliminated eight of the red rebels in Chhattisgarh’s restive Bijapur district.
This comes after nearly 37 such naxals were killed in Gadhiroli of Maharashtra days before.
The Friday’s anti-maoist operation took place along the Chhattisgarh-Telangana border in a forest near Ipenta village of Bijapur.
It is said that the specialized unit of Telangana to tackle the Maoists, Greyhounds, were deployed to make it an effective operation.
Based on a tip-off, the two forces had launched a combing operation in the forests.
The tip-off proved right and soon there was an exchange of fire between the maoists and Chhattisgarh police during a patrol in Ipenta.
As the forces began their search operations post the gun falling silent, they recovered the bodies of eight maoists, including women, from the site.
Senior police officials confirmed that haul of weapons and maoist literature were also seized from the site.
Though the search is still on, it is learnt that five women are amongst the slain naxals.>