In Chhattisgarh attack (30 Chhattisgarh Encounter), 30 jawans have been injured. Out of the injured soldiers, seven jawans have been admitted to the hospital in Raipur and 23 jawans have been admitted to the hospital in Bijapur.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
It has been reported that 22 soldiers were martyred in an encounter on the border of Naxal-affected Bijapur and Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The bodies of 17 soldiers have been recovered by the security forces. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has cut his election campaign in Assam in the wake of the attack and is returning to Delhi. He is returning after addressing one of the three rallies. This information has been given by Jitendra Singh, co-incharge of BJP for Assam elections. It is being told that Union Home Minister Amit Shah will reach Delhi today to take stock of the situation in Chhattisgarh with top officials.
Here, senior police officials of Chhattisgarh said on Sunday that security forces have recovered the bodies of 17 jawans missing from the scene. On Saturday, there was an encounter between security forces and Naxalites near Jonaguda village under the Jagargunda police station area of Sukma district, in which five soldiers were reported to be martyred and 30 others were injured. The bodies of two of the martyred soldiers were recovered by the security forces and the bodies of three other soldiers could not be brought to the camp. At the same time, 18 other soldiers were reported missing during this incident.
Bodies of 22 soldiers recovered
He said that the security forces were sent today in search of the missing soldiers. On Saturday, the security forces have recovered the bodies of three martyred soldiers and the bodies of 17 other jawans (a total of 20 jawans). A jawan is being searched, so far the bodies of 22 soldiers killed in the incident have been recovered.
OP Pal, Deputy Inspector General of Police of the state’s anti-Naxal operation, said that a joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) ‘s Cobra Battalion, DRG and STF from Bijapur and Sukma districts were dispatched in the anti-Naxal operation on Friday night. About two thousand soldiers were involved in this campaign from Tarrem, Usur and Pameed in Bijapur district and Minapa and Narasapuram in Sukma district. An encounter took place between the PLGA battalion of Maoists and security forces of Tarrem near Jonaguda village under Jagargunda police station area (Sukma district) on the border of Bijapur-Sukma district at around 12 noon on Saturday afternoon. The encounter lasted for more than three hours.
’30 soldiers injured in attack’
Pal had informed about the martyrdom of one jawan of Cobra battalion, two soldiers of Bastaria battalion and two personnel of DRG (total of five jawans) in the encounter. He also informed some of the jawans about the disappearance. The police officer has said that 30 jawans have been injured in this incident. Out of the injured soldiers, seven jawans have been admitted to the hospital in Raipur and 23 jawans have been admitted to the hospital in Bijapur. Security forces have recovered the body of a female Naxalite from the spot. Naxalites are also reported to have suffered a lot in the encounter.
(With input of news agency language)
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