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Encounter between CRPF, Maoists underway in Sukma, jawan injured

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 February 2019, 01:48 PM
Encounter between CRPF, Maoists underway in Sukma, jawan injured (File photo)
Encounter between CRPF, Maoists underway in Sukma, jawan injured (File photo)

An encounter is underway between the Maoists and the CRPF 201 CoBRA battalion at Sukma in the Gundrajguda district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday. News agency ANI reported that a jawan was injured. Efforts are being made to take the injured soldier to a hospital. However, there is no official confirmation on the same, yet.

At least 10 Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, the police said on February 7. The encounter took place around 11 am in a forest in the Bhairamgarh police station area when a joint team of the Special Task Force (STF) and the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Bijapur Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohit Garg told PTI. "So far, the bodies of 10 Maoists along with 11 weapons have been recovered from the spot," he said.

The identity of the Maoists are yet to be ascertained and the search operation is still underway.

Earlier in November 2018, a Maoist was killed in an encounter in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, the police said. The security personnel recovered a huge cache of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from the encounter spot, they added. The encounter took place around 9 am near the Tarrem village, which is located nearly 450 km from Raipur, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg had said.

Acting on a tip-off that a group of 25 to 30 Maoists was trying to damage the Basaguda-Tarrem road by triggering a landmine blast, a joint team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and local police rushed to the spot, he said. As the security personnel was cordoning off a forest patch near Tarrem, the Maoists fired at them, leading to the gun-battle between the two sides, he said. A Maoist, whose is yet to be identified, was killed and a muzzleloading gun was recovered from the spot, Garg had said.

First Published: Thursday, February 21, 2019 01:12 PM
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