A jawan of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was killed and an assistant sub-inspector injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Tuesday, police stated.
The skirmish passed off on Aamdai Ghati (valley) below Chhotedongar police station limits when a Street Opening Social gathering (ROP) of the ITBP’s forty fifth battalion was out on patrolling obligation, Inspector Normal of Police (Bastar vary) Sundarraj P stated.
The ROP was deployed to make sure safety to facilitate the motion of Narayanpur MLA Chandan Kashyap from the route.
The gunfight passed off after Kashyap’s convoy handed by way of the realm and safely reached its scheduled vacation spot Orchha, the official stated.
At round 10 am, when the ROP was advancing by way of the forest enroute Dongar hills, situated round 300 km from the state capital Raipur, a small motion workforce of ultras opened fireplace on the safety personnnel.
Constable Shiv Kumar Meena, belonging to the ITBP’s forty fifth battalion, died within the incident, whereas ASI Keshav Ram acquired minor accidents, the official stated.
The injured ASI and the physique have been shifted to a neighborhood hospital, he stated.
A search operation was nonetheless underway within the space, he added.
A helicopter was being despatched to convey again the MLA from Orchha to Narayanpur, officers stated.
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