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Chargesheet Against 23 Over 2021 Chhattisgarh Maoist Attack Case

Story Highlights
  • NIA files chargesheet against 23 in connection to Maoist attack last year.
  • As many as 22 security personnel were killed, 35 were injured and one was abducted in April last year.
  • Maoist attacked security forces near Tekalgudiyam village under Tarrem police station of Bijapur district in April last year.

NEW DELHI: A chargesheet has been filed against 23 people in the Maoist attack in which 22 security forces personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh last year, NIA officials said.

The matter pertains to the Maoist attack near Tekalgudiyam village under Tarrem police station of Bijapur district in April last year. The case was initially registered at the Tarrem PS and was re-registered by NIA on June 5 this year.

Armed Cadres of the CPI community attacked the combined security forces of CRPF, DRG, CoBRA, and state police with a heavy fire of barrel grenade launchers (BGL) and automatic weapons. As many as 22 died and 35 other security personnel were injured. The Maoists also abducted one CoBRA jawan, Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, and looted his weapon, the probe revealed.

“The investigations also revealed that this ambush and attack on the police party and security personnel was part of TCOC (Tactical Counter Offensive Campaign) of CPI (Maoist),” the NIA spokesperson said.

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