CRPF Jawan Killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist Encounter

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A Central Reserve Police Force jawan was killed and another was injured in an encounter with Maoists in Saleghat area of Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district today.

The encounter took place when a joint team of CRPF’s 211 battalion and District Force was out for patrolling in forest area this morning near Chameda village, about 150 km away from Raipur, the state capital. The Maoists opened fire when the team was advancing through the forest.

He said the patrolling team, comprising around 50 personnel of the CRPF and 10 of the DF, had launched the operation on April 3 in the interiors of Khallari and Borai police station areas.

“Head Constable Harish Chand was killed in the incident while Sudhir Kumar got injured,” the official said.

Reinforcement has been rushed to the spot and efforts are on to evacuate the body and the injured personnel, he added.

The incident occurred a day after Naxals ambushed a team of security forces, killing four BSF personnel and injuring two others in Kanker district of the state.

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