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Top Maoist Milind Teltumbde Among 26 Naxals Killed In Maharashtra: Police Official

The C-60 commandos, an elite wing of the police, had recovered bodies of 26 Naxals during a search after the encounter and Teltumbde, one of the wanted accused in the Koregaon Bhima-Maoist links case, was suspected to be among the dead.

Teltumbde Among 26 Naxals Killed In Maha, Say Police
There were specific inputs about the presence of Maoists in the forests of Jiyakortha, Gorli, Mutheli and Danikortha villages. (File Image: PTI)

Mumbai: Top Maoist leader Milind Teltumbde was among the 26 Naxals killed in an encounter with police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, a senior police official said on Sunday.

The gun-battle took place on Saturday at Korchi in Mardintola forest area of the district, located over 900 km from Mumbai, when a C-60 police commando team was conducting a search operation, police earlier said.

The C-60 commandos, an elite wing of the police, had recovered bodies of 26 Naxals during a search after the encounter and Teltumbde, one of the wanted accused in the Koregaon Bhima-Maoist links case, was suspected to be among the dead.

“Teltumbde was among the 26 dead Naxals,” a senior state police official confirmed on Sunday.

Four police personnel were also seriously injured in the action on Saturday and were taken to Nagpur by a helicopter for treatment.

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Gadchiroli district lies on the border of Chhattisgarh.