One CPRF jawan killed in a gunfight in Chhattisgarh

A jawan of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was shot dead and another injured in a gunfight with Naxals in Chhattisgarh on Friday, police said. When a joint team of CRPF’s 211 battalions and District Force (DF) was on an anti-Naxal operation in the forest near Chameda village in Dhamtari district the gunfight took place, a police official said. He said, “the patrolling team, comprising around 50 personnel of the CRPF and 10 of the DF, had launched the operation on April 3 in the interiors of Khallari and Borai police station areas.”

The CRPF team were driving through Chameda on Friday morning when a group of Naxals started the fire which led to a gunfight, the official said. “Head Constable Harish Chand was killed in the incident while Sudhir Kumar got injured,” the official said. “Reinforcement has been rushed to the spot and efforts are on to evacuate the body and the injured personnel,” he added.

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