ITBP jawan dies, one other injured in Chhattisgarh Maoist ambush

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A safety personnel died whereas one other was injured in a Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Tuesday. The Indo-Tibetan Border Patrol (ITBP) personnel had been a part of a Highway-opening celebration for the go to of native Congress MLA Chandan Kashyap.

A celebration of forty fifth battalion of the ITBP Tuesday had left the Chhotedongar police station for ROP obligation when round 10am, they had been ambushed by the Maoists. Based on senior officers, the rebels had been hiding close to the hills within the Amdai Ghati and began firing on the personnel. “The ITBP celebration retaliated and a jawan was killed and one other injured in cross-firing,” Bastar IG P Sundarraj confirmed.

The deceased has been recognized as Shiv Kumar Meena from Rajasthan whereas the injured personnel was recognized as Keshav Singh, who sustained accidents and is now out of hazard.

MLA Chandan Kashyap, who was purported to journey by the world, sourced a helicopter and didn’t journey through street.

Maoists had attacked an iron ore mining website in the identical space earlier this month, killing the supervisor of a personal agency, torching six heavy autos and briefly holding 13 different staff hostage.

In a separate incident, virtually 300km away, 34 folks from a village in Sukma district had been taken hostage by the Maoists. Based on senior officers, the incident is from Kunded village in Konta block of Sukma, 5km from Jagargunda. “Folks began disappearing from July 17 in three batches, and are homogenously distributed throughout all paras of the village. It’s of concern that those that have gone, haven’t come again, as Maoists typically launch folks after conducting their conferences or different enterprise,” mentioned a senior officer.

The group of 34 folks embrace college college students, lecturers and a salesman from the village amongst farmers, police mentioned. “We are attempting to trace these folks and attempting to guarantee their protected launch,” the senior officer mentioned.

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