Bhubaneswar: As many as 12 unclaimed bodies of Maoists who died during October 23rd midnight Chitrakonda anti-naxal operations were buried by police earlier on Sunday, police sources said.
While the rest 16 bodies have been handed over to their kin after verification, it said.
It is to be noted that 28 extremists lost their lives during a joint operation by some 200 security personnel including Andhra’s Greyhound, Odisha police, SOGs, CRPFs in the cut off area of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district along the Andhra border.
Acting on a tip off the jawans pounced on some 50 red rebels who had encamped in the area. Exchange of fires took place for some hours up until the next day morning. While many including high profile Maoist central committee leader G.Ramakrishna’s son Muna, Ganesh, Daya and other top cadre leaders were killed during the operations, but many also managed to flee in spite of gunshot wounds.
In the aftermath security has been tightened with high alert sounded for undivided Koraput-Kalahandi district. Meanwhile, combing has been intensified as the state government is keeping strict vigil on the situation.