A day after police recovered eight naxals killed in an encounter with Chhattisgarh-Telangana joint operations, it is now being said that more than a dozen red rebels may have been injured in the encounter.
There is however, no concrete evidence that these many rebels have indeed suffered injuries.
Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena said that STF and DRG were carrying out joint searching operations near Burkapal in restive area of Chhattisgarh when they came upon firing from the insurgents.
Police sources said that the this took place on Jagargunda and Bijapur border.
Police too then retaliated to firing where after they assessed that at least more than a dozen of the rebels must have sustained bullet injuries.
Police forces are said to be chasing the rebels as far as they can.
This comes after ipenta forests encounter where the joint forces of the two states of Chhattisgarh and Telangana raided the naxal camp to kill eight of the rebels including six women.
The operation involved Telangana greyhounds which are specialized units of the neighboring state to tackle the red rebels.
It is said that the post the successful operation, the Greyhounds returned to their camps while the dead naxals were conveyed through the helicopter to Bijapur.
All slain naxals were in uniforms at the time of encounter.
The two forces have even recovered massive haul of weapons and stash naxal literature.>