The death toll in the encounter between grey hounds forces and Maoists has risen to 24. A constable Abu Baqar has also succumbed to bullet injuries. Some fugitives continued attack even this afternoon but was effectively countered, according to police sources.
On the other hand, the civil liberties committee, has filed petition in the Hyderabad High Court seeking a post martem of the dead bodies of the Maoists and the High Court directed the Andhra Pradesh government to keep the dead bodies at King George Hospital, Vizag. The CLC leaders allege that Maoists were butchered while they were in deep sleep
According to police sources, the encounter was a fatal blow to Maoists. It has taken place near Balimela reservoir where nearly 40 grey hounds constables were brutally massacred by Maoists in a similar fashion a few years back. It’s a revenge, more or less.
AP DGP Sambasiva Rao has reached the encounter site and enquired about the attack.