Chhattisgarh seals Maharashtra border after Maoist ambush

February 2nd, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Feb 2 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh police Monday sealed off the border with Maharashtra, where Maoist radicals ambushed a police search squad in Gadchiroli district Sunday, killing 15 state police personnel, officials said. “The Sunday attack took place very close to Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district border in Maharashtra and we sealed off the forested border because Maoists may sneak into Chhattisgarh following stepped up drive by the police from the other side of the border,” Pawan Deo, deputy inspector general of police, said here.

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