A Sub-Inspector of the CRPF was killed and another jawan injured in an IED blast, planted by Naxals, in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Thursday.
The blast occurred in the morning, in a forest area, near Puswada village, when a specialised unit of the CRPF, was out on patrolling. “Sub-Inspector Rajesh Kumar, belonging to CoBRA 206th battalion, was killed in the explosion while constable Manik Tinpare of the same unit sustained injuries.”
While the security personnel were cordoning off a forest near Puswada, Rajesh Kumar came in contact with a pressure improvised explosive device (IED), that exploded leaving him dead and injuring Manik Tinpare.
Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured personnel was brought to field hospital of the CRPF, the injured jawan would be airlifted to Raipur for further medication, a senior police official said. A combing operation had been launched in the area to nab the ultras, he added.