CAF Trooper Injured By IED Planted By Naxalites In Bijapur District

Bijapur District, May 15, 2022: A trooper of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) was injured on Saturday after a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Naxalites exploded in Bijapur district.

The incident occurred around 11 am near Pandemurga where a road opening party of the CAF’s 8th Battalion was patrolling, Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) Sundarraj P said.

When the patrolling team was cordoning the route ahead of Pandemurga, constable Ramnath Maurya stepped on a pressure IED connection, triggering the blast, the officer said.

Maurya, who sustained serious injuries on his legs, was shifted to a primary health centre at Nelasnar, from where he was referred to the Dantewada district hospital.

After preliminary treatment there, the jawan was airlifted to Raipur for further medical care.

A search operation is currently underway in the area, the police added.

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