Two BSF jawans killed in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh
Two BSF Jawans have been killed in an encounter with the Naxalites in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh while another jawan has been injured on Sunday.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) Sundarraj P told that the team of BSF Jawans of 114th battalion was returning after an anti-Maoist operation when the gunfight took place in a forest near Mahla camp of BSF under Partapaur police station limits.
He also said that when the patrolling team was going through the forest of Barkot village, the Naxals started firing heavily on them which leads to the gun-battle between the two sides.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) Sundarraj P also said, ” Two constables identified as Lokender Singh and Mukdhiyar Singh, belonging to Rajasthan and Punjab respectively, were killed while another constable, Sandeep Dey, sustained injuries in the gunfight.”
Immediately, support was provided to the 114th battalion. The bodies of the deceased were brought to the headquarters in Pakhanjore.
DIG told the sources that the injured jawan was airlifted to Raipur for treatment. On July 9, two BSF jawans, belonging to the 121st battalion, were killed when Naxals had triggered an IED blast while they were on a bike patrol in the Chhotebethiya area of Kanker.