CRPF personnel injured in gun battle with Naxals in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: A CRPF personnel was injured in a gun-battle
between security forces and naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur
district, police said on Sunday. The jawan received bullet injuries in the
face-off that occurred in the restive Lingapur forest under Basaguda police
station limits late last evening, a senior police official said.
A team of paramilitary forces was mobilised from
Bijapur for an anti-Naxal operation in the interiors of Basaguda in south
Bastar. When they reached Lingapur forests, around 450 kms away from the state
capital, the Naxals opened indiscriminate fire on them leaving a constable
injured, he said.
However, the rebels retreated into the dense forests
when the forces retaliated, the official said. The injured constable, Sibu
Siyas, was airlifted to Jagdalpur hospital for treatment, he said adding that
his condition was stated to be out of danger.
Soon after being informed, reinforcement was rushed to
the spot and combing operation has been launched in the region to nab the
attackers, he said.