Bijapur (Chhattisgarh): An encounter between security forces and Naxalites has taken place in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, in which 9 soldiers have been martyred and around 30 soldiers were injured while15 jawans are missing.
A large number of security forces have been deployed in the area to teach the Naxalites a lesson.
Seven of the injured soldiers have been treated in the hospital in Raipur and 23 have been treated in the hospital in Bijapur. At the same time, the body of a female Naxalite has been recovered from the spot. A search operation is on in the area of encounter to search for the missing soldiers.
OP Pal, Deputy Inspector General of Police of the state’s anti-Naxal operations, said that on Friday night a joint team of Central Reserve Police Force’s Cobra Battalion, DRG and STF from Bijapur and Sukma district were dispatched in the anti-Naxal operation. He said that about two thousand soldiers were involved in the anti-Naxal operations from Tarrem, Usur and Pameed in Bijapur district and Minapa and Narasapuram in Sukma district.
The police officer said that at around 12 noon on Saturday afternoon, there was an encounter between the PLGA battalion of Naxalites and security forces of Tarrem near Jonaguda village under Jagargunda police station area of Sukma district on the border of Bijapur-Sukma district. The encounter lasted for more than three hours.