Three armed Maoists, including a woman, were gunned down during an encounter in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district, police said on Monday. According to authorities, the deceased, who were in the age group of 35 and 40, were members of Vistar Dalam Platoon 56 and Darekasa Dalam.
The encounter took place between the Maoists and the Balaghat Police Hawk Force in Kadla village, within the Bahela police station borders.
Confirming the news, Inspector-General of Police Sanjay Singh said, “Three Naxals were murdered, and police forces present at the scene are conducting an inquiry.”
He also mentioned that one of the dead Maoists had a bounty on his head.
Balaghat, a tribal-dominated territory in Madhya Pradesh, is connected to Chhatisgarh, a neighboring state.
During a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah last week, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed him that the process of recruiting local youth in the Balaghat Police Hawk Force will begin soon and a policy will be unveiled for surrendered Naxals.
(with inputs from IANS)