Injured Naxal Held Following Encounter; Huge Ammunitions Recovered

Story Highlights
  • One naxal injured in an encounter between DRG forces and Maoists.
  • Huge cache recovered from his possession.
  • The Naxal was caught during an operation by CTF, DRG, and CRPF following tip off on Nagesh.

Raipur: A Naxalite was detained by the Bijapur police after an encounter took place between the security forces and Maoists in CGs Bijapur district, a senior official said on Tuesday.

a skirmish broke out in the forest near Bongla-Pangur village under Modkapal police station limits, around 400 km from state capital Raipur, on Monday following which a Naxal was injured and later captivated by the security forces.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition including an SLR (self-loading rifle) with 29 live cartridges, an INSAS rifle with four live cartridges, a .303 rifle with six rounds, explosives, Maoist literature and materials of daily use were recovered from the spot. While the injured Naxal was searched the DRG forces have reported having recovered a hand-grenade, a .12 bore gun with 10 rounds and five detonators.

The Naxal was caught in an operation launched on Sunday involving personnel from the police’s District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force (STF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) following intelligence about the presence of the Naxalites’ Madded Area Committee divisional commander Nagesh in the area.

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