Chhattisgarh: 3 policemen injured in encounter with Naxals in Sukma
At least three police personnel in Chhattisgarh were injured in an encounter with the Naxals in Sukma on Thursday. The encounter took place in the morning.
Four CoBRA jawans injured in separate Naxal incidents
New Delhi :- Four CoBRA jawans were today injured in separate Naxal incidents in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said. While three personnel were hurt during a gunbattle between security forces and ultras in Bhejji area, another sustained injuries in a pressure bomb blast laid by ultras in Chintagufa area, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh said. In the first instance, the face-off occurred in the restive Tetri forests under Bhejji Police Station limits while a squad of CRPF’s elite battalion-CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation in the region, the ASP said. The team of CoBRA’s 208 battalion was mobilised from its Errabor camp this morning for the operation.
Local Tribal cops are now target of Maoists in Bastar
Nine Tribal constables were killed after abduction this year.
Kudium Pandu (30), an auxiliary constable of Chhattisgarh police posted in Farsegad police camp of Bijapur district in Bastar division, dropped his wife to Talmendri village on September 27 as her mother died. On September 28, Kudiuam Pandu again went to Telmendri for his mother-in-law’s cremation but while returning he was abducted by the Maoists. A local Tribal from nearby Chitanpalli village, Pandu was found dead hardly 500 meters from Farsegad police camp on the next day. Pandu is not the only local Tribal cop to have been killed after abduction in Bijapur this year. Eight other auxiliary constables, all from local areas, have been abducted and killed in Bijapur this year.
On April 7, auxiliary constable Bira Basant was going to his village Madded, when the Maoists abducted him. For next two days, school children and local trading community organised “silent” rallies in Bijapur and appealed to the Maoists to release their “Tribal brother”. But the public appeal fell on deaf ears and on April 15, Bira Basant’s body was found on Gangaloor- Bijapur road. In the same month, Sundar Kashyap, posted in Mirtur police station and Bhagirathi Kartam posted in Kutaru police station of Bijapur, were abducted and killed by the guerrillas of Communist Party of India (Maoist) which claim to fight for “Tribal cause” in Bastar. In June, Telam Dokka, who was posted in Talipenta police station of Bijapur, was killed in the same fashion.
On July 13, four auxiliary constables, Jaydev Yadav (30, Rama Majji (25), Mangal Sodhi (27) and Rajuram Telam (30), were returning to Kutaru police camp in a local passenger bus after withdrawing their salary money from an ATM in Nemed village. “The Maoists stopped the bus, took it a few meters inside forest and abducted all four after separating them from other passengers. Their dead bodies were found after two days on the same road,” informed Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) I. Kalyaan Elesela. They were unarmed Eight out of nine auxiliary constables killed after abduction in Bijapur this year, were local Tribals and were travelling without any weapon and in civil uniform for personal or family work.