Chhattisgarh armed forces jawan injured in Maoist-planted blasttext_fields
A Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) jawan sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast planted by Maoists in the Bijapur area, as per the police report on Sunday.
The incident occurred during a team's mission for area domination and demining, traveling between Dumripalnar and Teemenar.
Inspector General of Bastar, P Sundarraj, said, "The soldier got injured in his leg. Three pieces of pressure IED of 5 kg each were recovered by the soldiers from the spot. After treatment at Primary Health Center Nelsanar, the injured soldier was airlifted and sent to Raipur for better treatment."
Additionally, the authorities found the body of a Naxal with an Rs 8 lakh bounty on his head during a search operation in Dantewada. The encounter took place after intelligence indicated the presence of Naxalites in the border areas of Dantewada and Sukma districts.
The skirmish unfolded between Naxalites and security forces, including the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), District Reserve Guard (DRG), and Bastar fighters in the hilly forest between Gondpalli, Parlagatta, and Badepalli.
The Additional Superintendent of Police, RK Burman, identified the deceased Naxal as Chandranna alias Satyam.