Bastar: Three security personnel injured in encounters with Naxals

A group of Naxals opened fire on one of the CoBRA teams but the rebels fled after a brief gun-battle that ensued.

Published: 21st February 2019 11:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2019 11:29 PM   |  A+A-


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RAIPUR: Three security personnel were injured in two separate encounters with Naxals in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, police said.

While a jawan of the CRPF's commando unit CoBRA was injured in Bijapur district, two District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawans sustained injuries in Sukma district, police said.

In the first incident, the gun-battle broke out around 10 am in a forest along the border of Sukma and Bijapur districts adjoining Telangana, Sukma Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla told PTI.

The area is around 500 km from Raipur.

Personnel of the state police's Special Task Force, DRG, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and its elite unit Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) were carrying out an anti-Naxal operation in the area, Shukla said.

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A group of Naxals opened fire on one of the CoBRA teams but the rebels fled after a brief gun-battle that ensued, he added.

"Constable Bhola Kumar of the CoBRA 201st battalion sustained bullet injuries in his leg," the SP said. He was later admitted to a hospital in Raipur, police said.

In the second incident, a squad of security personnel had a face-off with the ultras in a forest area in Dabbamarka village under Kistaram police station limits of Sukma district.

Two DRG jawans- Sodhi Hidma and Sachin Yadav suffered injuries in the incident.

According to police, both of them were airlifted to Raipur.

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