Chhattisgarh: 24 jawans Martyr, Many injured clashes between security forces and naxals in Bijapur
Bijapur: Sources said that 20 jawans were martyred in a clash between security forces and Naxals in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh yesterday. On Saturday, Naxals launched a surprise attack on security guards. It is learned that 20 security personnel were killed and some others were injured in the clash which lasted for three hours.
A joint anti-Naxal operation was launched by security forces in Bijapur and Sukma districts at 1 pm yesterday. However, the Naxals, who were hiding in the Tarrem-Jonaguda forest area, immediately started firing on the security forces. The flick lasted 3 hours. However, the security forces suffered heavy losses in the meantime. Yesterday, 5 jawans were martyred, 12 were injured and 21 jawans were reported missing. But now shocking information is coming forward that 20 jawans have been martyred in the encounter while some more are missing. It is learned that the bodies of the jawans are still lying at the spot.
On Friday night, a joint force of Cobra Battalion, DRG and STF of the Central Reserve Police Force launched an anti-Naxal operation in Bijapur and Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh state. About two thousand jawans joined this anti-Naxal campaign. At around 1 pm on Saturday, Naxals launched a surprise attack on security forces on the Bijapur-Sukma district border. The flicker lasted about three hours.
Home Minister Amit Shah held discussions with the Chief Minister
After the incident, Union Home Minister Amit Shah discussed the situation with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. The CRPF Director General has also been directed to go to Chhattisgarh immediately. Amit Shah has paid tributes to the martyred soldiers. He said that we will never forget the sacrifices of the brave soldiers. “We will continue to fight the enemies of peace and development,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief
After getting information about this incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sorrow over it and said that the sacrifices of these soldiers will not be in vain. “My condolences are with the families of the soldiers who were martyred in the fight against the Maoists. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten,” he said in a message on social media.
My thoughts are with the families of those martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. The sacrifices of the brave martyrs will never be forgotten. May the injured recover at the earliest.
– Narendra Modi (narendramodi) April 3, 2021
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