DRG Jawan Injured In IED Blast Triggered By CPI (Maoist) Cadres In Bijapur District

Bijapur District, December 22, 2023: A District Reserve Guard jawan was injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion triggered by cadres of the CPI (Maoist) in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Friday, a police official announced to the public today.

The incident took place during at 3.30pm during an encounter between security forces and armed cadres of the CPI (Maoist) in a forest near Potenar village under Jangla police station limits, the police official said.

Acting on a tip off about the presence of members of the Maoist party’s Bhairamgarh Area Committee in Potenar area, a joint team of DRG and Bastar Fighters, both units of the state police, launched an operation, he declared.

“An exchange of fire took place between the Maoists and security forces when a patrolling team was cordoning off the area. During the skirmish, DRG jawan Suresh Michcha inadvertently stepped over the pressure IED, causing injuries to his leg”, he stated.

As per the preliminary information, between two to three Maoists sustained bullet injuries during the firefight but their comrades managed to drag them into the forest, the official commented.

“The injured jawan is being shifted to Bijapur District Hospital. His condition is stated to be out of danger. A search operation by security personnel is underway in the area,” he added.

Source : https://www.deccanherald.com/india/chhattisgarh/jawan-injured-in-ied-blast-amid-encounter-with-naxalites-in-chhattisgarh-2822313