The bodies of eight Maoists, who were among the ten ultras killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, were flown to a Telangana hospital and their identification was likely to be completed today.
Bhadradri Kothagudem SP Ambar Kishor Jha said two bodies were airlifted yesterday, but due to location inaccessibility, the rest were flown in this morning to the hospital.
The Greyhounds, an anti-Naxal force, of the Telangana Police had yesterday swooped on the camp of Maoists near Pujari Kanker in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh as part of a joint operation with the neighbor state's police force.
Ten Maoists, including six women, were killed in the early morning operation in which a personnel of the elite force also lost his life.
"We have received all the ten bodies from the encounter site. Post-mortem will be conducted today. We will follow all the Supreme Court directions related to encounter cases," SP Jha said.
The post-mortem examination will be conducted at the Bhadrachalam Area Hospital.
"By (this) afternoon we hope to complete the (identification) process (of the bodies) and get a clear picture," he added.
Security forces from Telangana and Chhattisgarh had launched the counter-insurgency operation in the forest on the inter-state border based on inputs about a gathering of a large group of ultras, officials had said.
"Susheel Kumar, a junior commando of the Greyhounds, lost his life," officials said.
Six women were among the ultras killed in the operation which took place around 6:30am, the SP said.
Chhattisgarh Police identified two of the dead Naxals as Sanjeev, a "deputy commander", and a woman, Pedda Budri.
They were part of Maoists' Telangana State Committee's Secretary Hari Bhushan's protection team, said South Bastar Deputy Inspector General of Police, P Sundarraj P.
An AK-47 among others was been recovered from the encounter site indicating the presence of a top leader of the outfit there.
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