Chhattisgarh encounter: Search for missing soldiers once again intensified, battalion of 600 soldiers left for Naxalite area

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Raipur | Since the encounter between security forces and Naxalites in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, 21 soldiers are still missing. In this attack, 5 soldiers have been martyred while 32 soldiers are injured. 25 soldiers are being treated at Bijapur Hospital. The Chhattisgarh Police has also claimed the death of 9 Naxalites. According to police officials, the security forces have recovered the body of a female Naxalite from the spot.

On the other hand, the search for the missing soldiers has once again intensified in Bijapur. A battalion of 600 personnel left for naxalite area. This area is the stronghold of the dreaded Naxalite Hidma. Therefore, the possibility of an encounter is also being raised again. The central government is keeping an eye on this matter.

On Friday night, a joint team of Central Reserve Police Force's Cobra Battalion, DRG and STF from Bijapur and Sukma District were dispatched in the anti-Naxal operation. Nearly two thousand soldiers were involved in anti-Naxal operations from Tarrem in Bijapur district, Usur, Minapa in Sukma district and Narasapuram.

The police officer said that at around 12 noon on Saturday, there was an encounter between the PLGA battalion of Naxalites and security forces of Tarrem near Jonaguda village under Jagargunda police station area of ​​Sukma district on the border of Bijapur-Sukma district. The encounter lasted for more than three hours. According to the information, one jawan of cobra battalion, two jawans of Bastaria battalion and two personnel of DRG (total of five jawans) died in the encounter.