Karnataka:ASI gunned down by Naxalites
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
ASI gunned down by Naxalites
An ASI was killed by Naxals at Gowriguttalu near Agumbe on Tuesday evening, DHNS reports from Shimoga.
Venkatesh, an ASI in Malur Police Station in Tirthahalli taluk, was leading a 40-member anti-Naxal force when three ultras fired at them from a tree top. The anti-Naxal squad had rushed to the spot around 6.30 pm on getting information that the Naxals were planning to have dinner at a house near Gowriguttalu on Tuesday night.
The police returned the fire but the rebels fled the scene. The shootout lasted for over three hours. Heavy rain prevented the police from chasing the Naxals.
Sources said 12 armed Maoists, including 3 women, were planning to have dinner and stay at the village. After the encounter, combing has been intensified in the region. Senior officials visited the spot.
posted by Resistance 7/18/2007 09:12:00 AM,
- At July 28, 2007 at 10:07 AM, said...
Is this a true incident or fake announcement by police.