CRPF Jawan Injured By IED Planted By CPI (Maoist) Cadres In Sukma District

Sukma District, September 20, 2023: A Central Reserve Police Force jawan was injured on Wednesday when an improvised explosive device (IED), planted by cadres of the CPI (Maoist), exploded in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, a senior police official said.

The incident took place at around 7.30 am near Kamarguda police camp under the Jagargunda police station area when a squad of the CRPF’s 231st battalion was out on a search operation, he declared.

The IED exploded around a kilometer away from the camp on Sukma-Dantewada inter-district border, resulting in minor splinter injuries on the legs of assistant sub-inspector Sagar Singh Tomar, he said. The jawan was administered first aid at the camp and was being shifted to a local hospital in Dantewada, the official stated.

The blast took place on the strategically important Aranpur (Dantewada)-Jagargunda (Sukma) road, construction of which was recently completed.

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