Maoist leader CP Jaleel killed in encounter with Kerala police

CP Jaleel

New Delhi, March 7: The Maoist leader CP Jaleel was killed in an encounter with Kerala police in Vythiri on Wednesday night.

The incident took place in Vaythiri, Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a forest district that has been the hotbed of Maoist activities in the state.

According to the police, a group of armed Maoists approached a resort in Vythiri, on Wednesday night, to seek some food and money. On receiving the information, the Anti Maoist Force, also known as Thunderbolt reached the spot. After a gunfight, one Maoist leader was killed. Other intruders fled into the nearby forest region.

Following the incident, the Thunderbolt had launched a search operation and cordoned off the area.

The forces will be on high alert and the search operations will continue until the remaining Maoists are traced, India Today quoted the police sources as saying.


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