CRPF officer killed in gunfight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

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Published: April 21, 2018 10:14:48 AM

An officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed in a gunfight with the Maoists in a dense forest in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.

CRPF, Maoists, Central Reserve Police Force, Anil Kumar Maurya, Sukma, CRPF jawan killedThe deceased was a native of Madhya Pradesh. Security forces have launched a combing operation in the area, located around 500 km away from the state capital Raipur, (Representative image)

An officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed in a gunfight with the Maoists in a dense forest in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. The gunfight took place last night in Kistaram police station area when a team of CRPF’s 212th battalion was out on a search-cum-area domination operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (South Bastar Range) Sundarraj P told PTI. “Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Anil Kumar Maurya was killed in the incident,” he said. The deceased was a native of Madhya Pradesh. Security forces have launched a combing operation in the area, located around 500 km away from the state capital Raipur, he added.

(To be updated)

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