Security Forces In Bijapur District Detain 2 Naxalites

Bijapur District, March 31, 2023: Two Naxalites who allegedly planted an improvised explosive device (IED) that caused the death of a CAF assistant platoon commander on March 27 were detained by security personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Friday, a police official said.

The two, identified as Korsa Manglu (20) and Deva Muchaki (21), were held by a joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), District Reserve Guard (GRD) and district police force near Tekri area on Hurrepal-Patelpara road under Mirtur police station limits, the official said.

”The security team was on an anti-Naxal operation at the time the arrests were made. Mangle and Muchaki are members of the Maoist party’s IED team. A tiffin bomb, detonators, detonating cord, electric wire, battery and switch were seized from them,” the official said.

”They have said they had planted an IED near Etapal camp to target security forces on March 27, leading to the death of an assistant platoon commander of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force. They also named two more Naxalites involved in the March 27 incident. Efforts are on to apprehend these two,” he said.

The official said that at the time their arrest, Manglu and Muchaki had just finished planting an IED to target security forces.

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