CRPF recovered a 7-kg improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh. The explosive device was found by troops of CoBRA 206 Battalion. CRPF jawans destroyed the IED planted by Naxals in a controlled explosion. The IED was destroyed in the forest area of Minpa in Sukma district.
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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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A passenger train was derailed by Naxals between Bhansi and Bacheli in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on April 23. About 30 passengers were onboard and all are safe. District Reserve Guard jawans deployed to rescue the passengers. Earlier, April 04, Naxals ambushed security forces during an anti-insurgency operation and killed 22 jawans.
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.
The CRPF jawan who got missing during Bijapur Naxal attack has been abducted by Naxalite, confirmed by Communist Party of India (Maoist) in a released statement. A journalist from Bijapur Ganesh Mishra..