Chhattisgarh hits back at Reds, 5th gunfight in less than week – Times of India

Chhattisgarh hits back at Reds, 5th gunfight in less than week - Times of India

Raipur: Clash broke out between security forces and Maoists. Gangalore The area committee on Monday evening in the forests of Chhattisgarh Bijapur district This is the fifth shooting in less than a week and comes two days after three Maoists were shot dead in Dantewada. No casualty has yet been reported although the operation was ongoing till going to press on Tuesday.
After the IED blasts and ambushes, the security forces have taken action. On Tuesday, the police found two pressure IEDs planted on the road that security personnel often take for operations in the jungles. Police have found and defused at least 180 IEDs planted by Maoists in Bijapur this year alone.
Bastar Range IGP Sundarraj said the police received specific information about the presence of 20-25 armed Maoists in Palanar-Savanar forest. A joint team of Cobra Commandos From 202 Battalion, CRPF85th Battalion, District Reserve Guards and Bed Warrior Started the operation on Monday.
Around 8 pm on Monday, in Savnar forests, Maoists fired indiscriminately at security personnel and an encounter broke out. After a brief exchange of fire, the Maoists retreated into the forests and were pursued by the forces.
On Tuesday, two IEDs weighing 5 kg were found on the Palanar-Chirpal village road when the DRG and bomb disposal squad were on a search operation. Maoists plant these IEDs to target security personnel, but often villagers also fall victim. This month, a spate of IED blasts continued, prompting the police to step up operations.
Officials said the security forces are catching up with the Maoists and are making rapid inroads into their core areas. Establishment of new police camps in interior areas is also being expedited.
Meanwhile, five Maoist The cadres — who were allegedly involved in 32 incidents of attacks, arson and planting of IEDs on security forces — have surrendered to the Bijapur police, citing bigotry and carelessness in the rebel ranks. They belong to Gangalur and Bhiramgarh area committees and will be rehabilitated under the state’s surrender policy.

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