Police Sub Inspector Injured In Encounter With CPI (Maoist) Squad In Bijapur District

Bijapur District, October 16, 2022: A police sub inspector was injured in an exchange of fire between a squad of CPI (Maoist) cadres and security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, according to a police official, news agency PTI reported.

“Rajesh Suryawanshi, a sub inspector posted at Tarrem police station, suffered minor injuries in the incident,” Inspector General (IG) of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.

“The gunfight broke out at around 7 pm along Tarrem-Chinagelur road under Tarrem police station limits when a team was out on a search operation:” IG told PTI.

However, the Maoists soon escaped into dense forests on finding security personnel zeroing in on them, he said.

A joint team of Special Task Force (STF) and Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) is carrying out a search operation in the area, he added.

According to police statistics, seven security personnel were killed and 43 injured in 131 Maoist incidents till June 30 this year. As many as 41 security personnel were killed and 103 injured during the same period last year, Business Standard reported.

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