CRPF personnel killed; jawan injured in blast by Naxals

By: |
Raipur | Updated: Nov 22, 2016 10:50 AM

A CRPF personnel was today killed and a jawan injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in the dense forests of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district.

"The incident took place early this morning when a patrolling team of CRPF's 74th battalion was out on an area domination operation in Chintalnar police station area," a CRPF official said. (Reuters)“The incident took place early this morning when a patrolling team of CRPF’s 74th battalion was out on an area domination operation in Chintalnar police station area,” a CRPF official said. (Reuters)

A CRPF personnel was today killed and a jawan injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in the dense forests of Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district. “The incident took place early this morning when a patrolling team of CRPF’s 74th battalion was out on an area domination operation in Chintalnar police station area,” a CRPF official told PTI.

While security forces were cordoning off a patch between Burkapal police camp and Chintalnar, jawans inadvertently stepped over a pressure IED (improvised explosive device), concealed beneath the earth, triggering the blast that left Sub Inspector B S Bist and head constable Sudhakar, belonging to 74th battalion, injured, he said.

Soon after the incident, reinforcement was rushed to the spot to retrieve the injured personnel, he said.

“Sub Inspector Bist succumbed to injuries while being evacuated,” the official said, adding that the injured Sudhakar was airlifted to Jagdalpur for treatment and his condition was said to be out of danger.

Yesterday, two jawans of the same CRPF batallion were injured in a pressure bomb blast in Chintalnar area.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Gujarat: Five Covid-19 patients die in fire at Rajkot hospital
2Memorial plaque for Jewish victims of 26/11 Mumbai attacks unveiled at Israel synagogue
3Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC extends by a week parole of Perarivalan serving life