At least 5 persons were killed after fire broke out in Rajdhani hospital in Chhattisgarh's Raipur on April 17. Rest of the patients have been shifted to other hospitals. A detailed investigation will be done into the incident, informed police official. Further details are awaited.
CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas reached his hometown, Jammu on Friday. Rakeshwar was released last week after being abducted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh. The jawan was warmly welcomed by family, friends who put garlands around his neck. “I am very happy that I am meeting my family today. Our soldiers were brave enough to fight back the Naxals,” Rakeshwar said. Rakeshwar was abducted by Naxals during the Sukma-Bijapur encounter on April 3. Rakeshwar, who was part of security force's elite CoBRA unit, was released on April 8. 22 security personnel were killed and 31 others were injured in the fierce gunbattle.
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A purported video from Sitalkuchi in Bengal's Cooch Behar is doing rounds on social media. Four villagers had died in the area in an altercation with CRPF jawans during the fourth phase of polling. Ruling TMC said video vindicates its position that there was no provocation for CRPF to fire. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien went on to dub it as cold-blooded genocide. The video shows many locals gathered in a field, while some are seen wielding sticks. In the viral video, some central force jawans can also be seen. Soon firing can be heard, though it is not clear who fired the shot. Video shows a ruckus erupt in the area after the shots are fired. Earlier, Cooch Behar SP had said there was rumour that police opened fire. Debasish Dhar had added that the rumour led locals to come out in large numbers. The SP had said that this led the Central forces to open fire in self defence.
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Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) under its Madadgaar project on Aprik 12 organised a 'Day out' picnic for the disabled youths at the famous Tulip garden in Srinagar. About 25 people were taken out for a day of fun, out of which 18 were disabled and 7 were helpers of them. CRPF also provided transport and refreshment to these disabled youths keeping in mind COVID norms. Such initiative was taken for disabled ones to give a change to the disabled usually living inside their homes and it was also an opportunity for them to interact with the normal people.
Around four District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawans and one police personnel have lost their lives in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district. Few jawans also got injured and have been admitted in the hospital for medical treatment. More details are awaited in this regard. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel condole the demise of DRG jawans who lost their lives in the IED blast by naxals. He has directed officials to ensure proper medical treatment of the injured. As per CMO, CM Baghel has strongly condemned the incident and said anti-naxal operations will be intensified in the state. Naxals are frustrated as they are losing their ground due to continuous operations by security forces in the region. This act is the outcome of their desperation.
At least three jawans of Jharkhand Jaguar unit have lost their lives in an IED blast planted by Naxals in Chaibasa's Jharjhara area. Search operation is underway. "3 jawans of the Jharkhand Jaguar unit have lost their lives, 2 injured in IED blast planted by naxals. A joint team of CRPF and Jharkhand Jaguar are conducting a search operation," said Jharkhand DGP Niraj Sinha.