Chattisgarh News: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was killed in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Wednesday. Bijapur district superintendent of police Anjaneya Varshney said that CRPF jawan Satpal Singh was killed in a landmine explosion at around 6.30 pm on the banks of Chintawgu river flowing near Dharamaram village under Pamed police station area of the district. Varshney said that the soldiers of the 196th Battalion of CRPF were sent on patrol. When the jawans were close to the Chintawgu river, a landmine exploded and Singh was killed in the incident.
Satpal Singh was a resident of Haryana origin
After the incident, the body of the jawan was fished out and it is being sent to Bijapur, the police officer said. Satpal Singh was a native of Haryana. It is not yet clear whether Singh died after being hit by a pressure bomb or the Maoists detonated an IED kept there, a police official said. Naxalites use both the techniques to harm the security forces in the area.
Encounter happened just a day ago
In Bijapur district itself, a day earlier on Tuesday, a fierce encounter took place between the police and the Maoists in the forests of Chilkapally and Tekmetla under Aavapalli area. One Maoist was injured in the encounter, who is undergoing treatment at the district hospital.
There was an attack in Bijapur even a week ago
Noor Hussain was martyred in a Naxal attack in Bijapur a week ago. In the month of June this year also, Naxalites attacked the Chhattisgarh-Odisha border. In which three CRPF personnel were martyred and many others were injured, this attack was carried out on the Road Opening Party (ROP) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Nuapada.