CRPF Jawan Injured in Raipur Pressure Bomb Explosion

A CRPF jawan was injured when a pressure bomb laid by Naxals exploded in Chhattisgarh\'s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.

Published: 24th September 2015 03:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2015 03:06 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

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.

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