Naxals allegedly killed two villagers in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. Police said that naxals were suspicious of them being police informers. “Naxals killed two persons in Sukma, people went to probe the deaths. A note was also placed by the naxals near the bodies of deceased. Note stated that naxals have killed them for being police informers,” Sukma SP said. Incident comes days after the fierce Sukma-Bijapur encounter on April 3. As many as 22 security personnel were killed and 31 others were injured in the gunfight.
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CoBRA Jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas who was kidnapped by the Naxals during Bijapur attack on April 3, has been released by them, the Central Reserved Police Force said on Thursday. The director general of the CRPF has confirmed that Constable Rakeshwar Singh Manhas has been released. He has been taken for a medical check up.
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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on the release of the CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas who was abducted by the Naxals during an encounter with security forces along Sukma-Bijapur border on April 03, said it was a political win. "This is our strategic win. The officers who were given this responsibility have successfully performed it. I am satisfied, jawan's family was also worried," said CM Bhupesh Baghel.
Bastar IG P Sundarraj said there's a strong possibility of the missing jawan being in Naxals' captivity. He said forces conducted a search operation at the encounter site but couldn't find him. The cobra jawan was part of a squad that had gone for an anti-naxal operation on Friday. “Among the jawans killed and injured in naxal attack, one is still missing. Constable Rakeshwar Singh Manhas is of the 210th battalion of CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action). The search party has been looking for our missing soldier. We got to know via social media that he has been abducted by Naxals. There is a possibility that it's true, we are verifying the information. We will take necessary action to get the missing jawan back safely,” Sundarraj said. Manhas went missing on Saturday after a gunfight along the border of Sukma and Bijapur. As many as 22 security personnel were killed and 31 others were injured in the fierce gunbattle.
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Encounter broke out between security forces and Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada. Search operation was launched by District Reserve Guard (DRG) after inputs and body of a Naxal was recovered following gunbattle.
Police pickets placed in Nizamuddin area of Delhi on Apr 20 to keep a check over vehicular movement as the city is under lockdown. Police looked for valid passes for the movement. DCP (South-East) Rajendra P Meena said, "Essential services exempted during lockdown including newly-added category of advocates. We have set up 3 pickets under each police station and added extra force in areas where we anticipate crowds. No major violations have been noticed since morning". Delhi government imposed a week-long lockdown to control spread of coronavirus. The national capital reported 23,686 new cases and 240 fatalities on April 19.
Naxals allegedly killed two villagers in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on the suspicion of being police informers. Sukma SP KL Dhruv said, "A note was also placed by the naxals near the bodies of deceased. In the note it was stated that naxals have killed them for being police informers."