Chhattisgarh: 15 jawans lacking, 5 martyred following Naxal encounter in Bijapur

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Chhattisgarh Naxal encounter: 15 jawans lacking

Round 15 safety personnel are lacking following the encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Saturday. “A reinforcement celebration has rushed to the encounter spot. Our bodies of two jawans have been recovered as of now,” Chhattisgarh Police sources mentioned. “23 injured have been admitted to Bijapur hospital and seven have been admitted to a Raipur hospital,” it added.

5 safety personnel have been killed and about 10 have been injured within the encounter with Naxals in jungles close to Tarrem in Bijapur district.

“In an encounter in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, preliminary experiences point out that three District Reserve Guard (DRG) and two Central Reserve Police Power (CRPF) jawans have been martyred, one Naxal has additionally been killed, the encounter is on,” CRPF had mentioned.

On Saturday, Chhattisgarh Director-Normal of Police DM Awasthi had knowledgeable that the gunbattle broke out when a joint staff of safety forces was out on an anti-Naxal operation.

For the final 10 days, safety forces in Chhattisgarh have been getting details about the whereabouts of Madvi Hidma, a high Naxal of banned CPI (Maoist) who has been linked to main assaults together with the 2013 Jhiram Ghati killings.

Over 30 folks together with senior leaders of the Chhattisgarh Congress have been killed within the Jhiram Ghati Naxal assault in 2013.

(With ANI inputs)

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