CRPF jawan injured in IED blast in Naxal affected Sukma
Raipur: A CRPF jawan was injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast during a routine patrol in the Naxal affected Sukma district of the state. Officials said the incident occurred around 2:15 PM in the Chintalnar-Burkapalli axis of the district when a patrol of the force was out on operation. “The incident occurred near Gadgadmeta village when a Road Opening Party (ROP) of paramilitary forces was carrying out its operation on Jagargunda-Dornapal road” , Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh told PTI.
The ROP was deployed on Jagargunda-Dornapal route to ensure security to goods vehicles (trucks) which were returning after supplying ration to Jagargunda from Dornapal. While security personnel were patrolling, a jawan accidentally came in contact with a pressure bomb planted by the Maoists near Gadgadmeta which exploded, the ASP said. Constable Aditya Kumar belonging to 74th battalion of CRPF sustained injuries in the incident, he said. Soon after the incident, additional security force was rushed to the spot and injured was taken to a local hospital. “A helicopter has been sent in from Jagdalpur for evacuating the injured troop,” a senior official said adding the rest of the team has moved towards the nearest camp.
Maoists rebuilding old bases in Odisha, says CRPF DG
Prakash Mishra Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director-General (DG) Prakash Mishra on June 10, said Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has planned to rebuild their old bases in some core areas of Odisha in order to strengthen their organisation, reports The Pioneer.
DG Mishra, who visited Sunabeda in Koraput District in the morning (June 10) to review the progress of training institute of the 202 Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) of the CRPF, said the Odisha Police should remain alert over the movements and plans of the Maoists who are planning to rebuild their old bases in the State. On the use of unmanned vehicles (Drones) to strike against Maoists in the jungles, Mishra said the CRPF has not made any substantial result from the existing planes. So the CRPF was planning to bring new drones for the operations, he added. On requirement of forces, Mishra said there is a need of more security forces in Nuapada and Kalahandi districts.