A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was killed in an encounter with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.
The news: The incident took place when a CRPF patrol of the 168th battalion was on a road opening and sanitising duty.
Police officials informed that the Assistant Commandant of CRPF 168 battalion was killed in an encounter with the Naxals in the jungle of Putkel under Basaguda Police Station limits.
• Assistant Commandant S.B. Tirkey suffered bullet injuries and later succumbed to injuries, the officials said.
• An operation is underway in the area post the encounter with the Naxals.
• The senior police official added that one jawan was also injured during an exchange of fire with the Naxals.