Acting on reports of the movement of Naxals in the area after the ambush, the security forces were carrying out the combing operations.
The body of a Naxalite has been recovered from the site where 25 CRPF personnel were killed earlier this week in an ambush by the rebels in Burkapal area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. “The body of a Naxalite was recovered last night from the forest, just 500 metres away from the spot where the gun battle had taken place between the CRPF and the rebels on April 24,” Special Director General of Police (anti-Naxal operations) D M Awasthi told PTI.
Acting on reports of the movement of Naxals in the area after the ambush, the security forces were carrying out the combing operations, he said.
The body was yet to be identified, he said. Following the ambush, there were reports of death of several other Naxalites in the gunfight but the rebels managed to drag the bodies inside the forest.
The search operation is underway in the interiors of the region to trace the ultras involved in the incident, the senior police officer said.
Besides, 12 men of the paramilitary force were killed in an earlier attack near Bheji village in the same district on March 11. The CRPF is set to overhaul its anti-Naxal operations in the south Bastar in the aftermath of one of the biggest attacks on the force in the state on Monday and a fresh offensive is expected to be launched soon.