Top Maoist leaders suspected to be killed by security forces on Andhra-Odisha border

In a blow to the Naxalites, at least two top Maoist leaders carrying a reward of Rs 20 lakh each on their heads were suspected to be among the 21 killed in an exchange of fire with security forces on the Andhra-border on Monday.

Two senior commandos of Greyhounds, AP’s elite anti-Naxal force, were also injured in the exchange of fire and were airlifted to Visakhapatnam for treatment.
Sources said Gajarla Ravi alias Uday and Chalapati, two high-ranking leaders, were suspected to be among those killed in the encounter that occurred during a routine combing operation being jointly carried out by police of both the states at Ramgurha in district of Odisha.
One Munna, son of Maoist top leader Ramakrishna, was also said to be among the casualties.
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