November 29, 2020

CRPF's CoBRA officer killed, 9 injured in IED Blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Sukma: In a tragic incident, a CRPF CoBRA officer killed and at least 9 commandos were injured in an IED Blast triggered by Maoists in Chintalnar village of Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

As reported by the Times of India, a joint anti-Naxalite operation was launched by troops of CoBRA, Special Task Force and District Reserve Guards from the base camps of Chintalnar, Burkapal, Chintagufa on November 28.

Bastar range inspector general of police P Sundarraj said that the improvised explosive device blast took place in the Arabrajmetta hills in Chintagufa at around 8 pm.

“Assistant commandant Nitin Bhalerao succumbed to his injuries and breathed his last at around 0330 hrs Sunday morning at Raipur hospital. Bhalerao was native of Nasik in Maharastra,” TOI quoted IG P Sundarraj.

All the injured were immediately evacuated from the spot to Chintalnar field hospital and later in the night all the injured were airlifted to Raipur for better treatment, Sundarraj stated further.

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