RAIPUR: A CRPF jawan was today injured when a pressure bomb laid by Naxals exploded in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.
The incident occurred this morning when a team of 206th battalion of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA)-an elite wing of CRPF, was out on an anti-Naxal operation on Chintagufa-Temelwada road, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh said.
While condoning off a patch under Chintagufa police station limits on the route, considered a Naxal hotbed, a jawan accidentally came in contact with a pressure bomb planted by the Maoists that exploded injuring him, Singh said.
"Constable Devraj Kumar sustained injuries in the incident," the officer said.
He was airlifted by a helicopter and admitted to Jagdalpur hospital. He is being brought to Raipur for advanced treatment, he added.