Two SPOs from Chhattisgarh killed by Naxals in Gadchiroli

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Gadchiroli (Maha), Oct 30: Two Special Police Officers were killed allegedly by Naxals near a village on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border this morning.

The deceased were identified as Brijlal Tulavi (27) and Anil Kalko (30). Both were residents of village Kergatta in Chhattisgarh, where they worked as SPOs, Gadchiroli district police said in a press release.

Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill 2 SPOs

A group of Maoists attacked the duo with sharp-edged weapons near Sawargaon village under Dhanora taluka on the Gadchiroli-Rajnandgaon inter-state highway, police sources said, adding that some Naxal pamphlets were found lying near their bodies.

An offence was registered with Dhanora Police Station in this regard and further investigations are on.

Separately, police recovered about 20 kgs of explosives along with a bundle of wire and one detonator from roadside in Repanpalli forest area of the district, police said in another release.

PTI

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