Nuapada District, June 21, 2022: Three personnel belonging to the Central Reserve Police Force were killed in an ambush set up by a squad of cadres belonging to the CPI (Maoist) at Bhainsadani in Odisha’s Nuapada district on Tuesday.
The deceased have been identified as Shishupal Singh, an assistant sub-inspector; Shivlal, ASI; and Dharmendra Kumar Singh, a constable. A few CRPF personnel are reported to have suffered critical injuries. With this ambush, the Maoists have made their presence felt after a gap of a few years.
While Shishupal Singh belonged to Lalgari village under Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh, Shivlal hailed from Paiga village of Mahendragarh district of Haryana. Constable Dharmendra Kumar Singh was from Saraya village of Bihar’s Rohtas district.
The three were part of a road opening party. About 1.5 km of Patadhara, a remote forested region of Nuapada district and barely a few kilometers from Chhattisgarh, cadres of the CPI (Maoist) began firing on them. According to a CRPF official, about 10 to 12 rounds were fired.
Officials are waiting for details, as the area does not have mobile connectivity. It has not been ascertained if CRPF personnel returned fire.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/three-crpf-personnel-killed-in-maoist-ambush-in-odisha/article65549452.ece