Aitu Korsa alias Surjan of Mankeli village joined the left-wing extremist group CPI (Maoist) at the age of 14, in 2012, and has since been involved in several firing cases and IED blasts.
This is the second such attack in the district this week, as a 32-year-old villager was killed by Naxals in Kutru area of the district on July 11.
While the patrolling team was cordoning off a forest near Ambeli village, around four km away from Kutru, Naxals triggered the IED blast.
The jawan who hails from Jammu is being brought to the Tarrem camp of the Central Reserve Police Force located in Bijapur, a senior officer of the paramilitary said.
The feedback received from ground zero of the Maoist attack suggests lapses, but it equally reflects a “tactical lethargy”.
Eighteen jawans were missing after five security personnel were killed and 30 others injured on Saturday in the fierce gun-battle with Naxals in a forest along the border between Bijapur and Sukma.
Local mediapersons in south Bastar reached ground zero at Teklaguda on Sukma-Bijapur border and located several bodies of the security personnel lying on the ground within the periphery of one km.
The incident happened when security forces were sent on the intelligence-based anti-Maoist operations from three different directions along the Bijapur-Sukma border area on Friday night.
While development remains a challenge in the hunting grounds of outlawed Maoists in Chhattisgarh, 30 women police commandos were engaged to provide security cover to a bridge.