17 troopers had been killed in an encounter between safety forces and Naxalites within the forest of Naxal-affected Sukma district of Chhattisgarh since Saturday. Bastar IG P Sundararaj has confirmed this. Earlier, the martyred troopers had been being reported lacking. Their our bodies had been later recovered.
Of the 17 personnel killed, 12 are from DRG. The DRG is a contingent of safety forces shaped by native youths, which have been handiest in opposition to Naxalites. 14 jawans injured within the encounter have been delivered to Raipur for remedy, there are additionally studies of 5 Naxalites being killed. The injured troopers had been delivered to Ramakrishna Care Hospital by helicopter from Sukma to Raipur. <! –
In this, the situation of three troopers is alleged to be important. It is being advised that groups of STF and District Reserve Guard had been despatched to the forest from Chintagufa and close by camps on the knowledge of the presence of primary battalion of Naxalites in Minapa space. The commander of this battalion is the notorious Naxal chief Hidma. During the withdrawal of the drive, Naxalites trapped the troopers in Ambush. Firing continued on the spot from 2:30 pm to 5pm on Saturday.
A senior official stated that the encounter befell on Saturday close to the hills of Korajguda in Chintagufa space when a joint workforce of safety forces launched into an anti-Naxal operation. The personnel of the Police District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force and COBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) commenced operations from Chintagufa, Burkapal and Timelwara camps primarily based on info close to Elamgunda. As the workforce superior by the Korajguda hills close to Elamgunda, about 450 km from the state capital Raipur, there was firing between the 2 sides.
"Based on the input, it is believed that at least four to five Naxalites would have been killed and an equal number were injured, as the security forces retaliated strongly," the official stated.
An official assertion stated that fourteen personnel suffered accidents. He was rushed to Raipur and admitted to a personal hospital the place the situation of two is acknowledged to be important.