At least 13 Naxals were killed in an encounter between the C-60 unit of Maharashtra Police and Naxals since early morning on Friday at Paydi-Kotmi forest in Etapalli.
The C-60 unit commandos of Maharashtra Police cracked down the Naxals in a camp near a village. Till now some weapons, substantial literature and other materials of daily need from the place have been recovered.
According to Sandip Patil, Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG), Gadchiroli, the operation was a huge success for Maharashtra Police and there is a possibility that more Naxals were wiped out in the encounter.
“We had started the operation a day ago itself after learning about the Maoist presence in the forest. So far 13 bodies have been recovered and the searches are still on,â€ he said.