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'Happy to meet my family': CRPF jawan released by Naxals reaches home in Jammu [Video]

'Happy to meet my family': CRPF jawan released by Naxals reaches home in Jammu

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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Watch: Purported video of Sitalkuchi firing goes viral, TMC calls it 'genocide' [Video]

Watch: Purported video of Sitalkuchi firing goes viral, TMC calls it 'genocide'

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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CRPF neutralises pressure cooker bomb in Chhattisgarh [Video]

CRPF neutralises pressure cooker bomb in Chhattisgarh

During a search operation, CRPF found pressure cooker bomb in Chhattisgarh's Sukma on April 12. Later, a bomb squad destroyed the bomb in controlled explosion.

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CRPF takes disabled youth on a 'day out' picnic to Srinagar's Tulip garden [Video]

CRPF takes disabled youth on a 'day out' picnic to Srinagar's Tulip garden

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.

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Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh State in central India

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5 dead after fire breaks out in Rajdhani hospital in Raipur [Video]

5 dead after fire breaks out in Rajdhani hospital in Raipur

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.

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