The day after five Jawan was killed in a fierce shootout between security forces and Maois in the forest in Jonaguda Chhattisgarh, a total of 17 bodies found from the location of the meeting on Sunday. After the Saturday meeting, 18 security personnel were lost. As the details of the meeting continued to emerge, it appeared to be one of the biggest attacks on Indian security forces in recent years. Not much is known about whether Maoists also suffer losses, or such weapons they use against security forces. But this possibility is that the planned attack is not dismissed. A Maoist woman is believed to have been killed.
This is what we know about meetings:
A shootout broke out between security forces and Naxals on Saturday which lasted for three hours and five martyright. The day after, 17 bodies were found and tolls likely to rise. About 30 security personnel have been injured. A Maoist woman leader has been found dead.
After the meeting, Naxals looted more than two dozen weapons from security personnel, Ani news agency reported quoting CRPF sources.
Where did the meeting occur?
Meois fortress, the meeting took place in the forest near Jonaguda, which fell on the border of the bijapur and Sukma Bastar.
How did the meeting begin?
On Friday night, separate teams from security forces launched a large anti-naxal operation in the South Bastar Forest. According to a report, the security forces received a tip-off of Madvi Hidma, a top Naxal leader who was linked to the murder of Jiram Ghati 2013, where more than 30 people, including the senior leaders of Chhattisgarh Congress, were killed.
Joint operations were launched from five places – Tarrem, USOOR and PAMED (BIREPUR), and MINPA and Narsapuram (in Sukma).
The Bakat Bakat took between when the patrol team sent from Tarrem was in the forest near Jonaguda. Peoples’ Liberilla’s Liberilla Liberilla’s army cadre ambushed the team and there was a heavy shooting for hours.
It is not yet clear whether the end is a trap to draw security forces to the place or whether Anto-Naxal operation actually stirs one layer that protects the Hidma. Hidma security cover starts from almost one kilometer. The top Maois leader at the time of the meeting might be around him, which triggered a heavy shooting.