ITBP Officer Killed, Jawan Injured in IED Blast

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  • ASI, Rajendra Singh of the 53 Battalion of ITBP died in an IED blast in Narayanpur.
  • The battalion was deployed as security in charge at the under construction site.
  • Head constable Mahesh was injured and brought to Raipur for medical aid.

Narayanpur: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police was on Monday killed in an IED blast in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident was reported in Dhondrobeda, 3kms from Sonpur police station area.

Sadanand Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Narayanpur confirmed the incident. He said, “ASI Rajendra Singh, resident of Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand is martyred today in a high-pressure IED blast by Naxals”.

Reportedly, a company of 53 Battalion ITBP was patrolling in between Sonpur and Dhondaribeda village to ensure security of workers working at a road construction site in the area. According to sources, the blast took place at 8:30 am, in which another Jawan Mahesh was also injured airlifted to for medical assistance.

Further details on the incident are awaited as investigations are underway.

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