1. Chhattisgarh: In major CRPF triumph, 20 Naxals killed in Bijapur encounter

Chhattisgarh: In major CRPF triumph, 20 Naxals killed in Bijapur encounter

"About 350 jawans part of the Operation, first time saw Maoists wearing COBRA uniform, 20 naxals have been killed in Operation," IG, CRPF said.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 16, 2017 6:55 PM
Bijapur encounter, Naxal encounter, STF jawan, Jawans injured, ANTF,  Sanad Upadhyay “About 350 jawans part of the Operation, first time saw Maoists wearing COBRA uniform, 20 has been naxals killed in Operation,” IG, CRPF was quoted as saying by ANI. (Representative image IE)

In major operations against Maoists, 20 Naxalites were killed by security agencies in Chattisgarh’s Bijapur on Sunday. “About 350 jawans part of the Operation, first time saw Maoists wearing COBRA uniform, 20 naxals have been killed in Operation,” IG, CRPF was quoted as saying by ANI. This comes days after 25 men of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were martyred in a deadly attack by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma area. The encounter originally took place two days ago, i.e. Sunday. Two police personnel were also reported killed in the encounter. The injured men reportedly belong to the District Reserve Group (DRG). ANI reported that Indian Air Force evacuated the two injured personnel and airlifted them to Ramakrishna hospital in Raipur. The encounter, which apparently looks as a major success, came weeks after 25 CRPF jawans were killed in Sukma district. Earlier this month, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh pitched for an aggressive strategy to combat the naxal issue.

“We have to bring aggression in our policy, there should be aggression in our thinking, aggression in our strategy, aggression in the deployment of security forces, aggression in operations, aggression in bringing development, aggression in road construction,” Singh said.

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Singh also asked states affected by left-wing extremism to take ownership of the anti-naxal operations. In another Maoist encounter in the state, a Naxallite carrying a reward of Rs 16 lakh on his head, was killed in an encounter with the police in Bastar district, news agency Press Trust of India reported. The report said that the maoist identified Vilas alias Kailash alias Aaytu, the secretary of Barsoor area committee of Maoists, was killed in the face-off with a team of local police in Burgum police station area.

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    Ashwath Kumar
    May 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm
    Once for all need to clean up the menace, cant have this @ Ramaiah Naxals cant hide in the disguise of social problem, they have taken up to Militia Warfare with Democratic States of India.
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    Hiten Anandpara
    May 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm
    Hope to increase numbers in kil of naxals... Against loosing of one CRPF jawan, atleast 20 Naxals should be killed...
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    Ramaiah
    May 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm
    Naxalisam is a complex social problem it is the under privileged who we're drawn in to the non returnable stag. Many cnidren have been abducted and forcibly made a naxalite initially the so called communists from upper cl got wind of communism and then introduced armed struggle against system which was exploiting the common under privileged now with some states showing liberal social welfare measure and centre is also not Gurdas background it is time to get some measures to bring them into main stream get some social and relligeos and NGOs into aground to start discussion to end the suffering of the affected area people as well poor constables from getting mutually killed. Some retired judges and people like Sheree Shree should venture for reconsilation And pardoning
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    Kishor Shah
    May 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm
    Correct presentation should have been " 20 Indian brethren are killed, who are umed to be Naxals.
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    S.Suchindranath
    May 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm
    Nice round figure. But fighting communism and must be about exterminating the menace rather than exchanging lives
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    sunaram hansdah
    May 17, 2017 at 8:54 am
    It is not a good news.
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