RAIPUR, June 30 (PTI) - Around 15 Naxalites were possibly killed when CRPF personnel retaliated during the Maoist ambush in a remote area of Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district that left 26 jawans of the force dead, a top state police official said today.
Around 15 Maoists may have been killed in the encounter that followed the ambush but the bodies of the Naxalites have not been found, Chhattisgarh DGP Viswa Ranjan told PTI.
Naxalites are known to take away the bodies of their cadres killed in encounters with security forces.
A large number of heavily-armed Maoists, perched on a hilltop, had opened fire with automatic weapons on a 63-member security contingent which was returning on foot from road opening duty yesterday killing 26 CRPF personnel. The dead included a CRPF Assistant Commandant Jatin Gulati.