Two BSF personnel killed and four injured in encounter with Maoists in Kanker, Chhattisgarh RAIPUR: Two BSF personnel were killed today while four others injured in a Maoists encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district.
Battle took place at around 2:30 am when a united squad of BSF and district force was on a special operational plan in the dense interior forests of Bande police station area of the district, Kanker Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Jayant Vaishnav said according to the sources.
The encounter broke out today between a BSF patrol and armed Naxal framework near the Chhotebethiya-Pakhanjore forest axis of the Maoist violence- hit district, officials said.
“While two jawans have been martyred in the exchanging operation of fire, four others have been injured,” they said.
A joint squad of BSF’s 117th and 122nd battalion along with district force had undertake the anti-Naxal operation from Chhotebethiya camp of BSF in Pakhanjore region – located around 300 kms far away from the state capital, the DSP said, he also states that when the security personnel prolong there a river in the intensive forest of Becha village, Naxals opened fired on them, leaving six jawans injured.
Two falls under injuries while being airlifted to Raipur and four other injured have been shifted to Raipur and admitted at Ramkrishna Care Hospital, Vaishnav said.
According to police, ultra-orthodox attacked on security guards as a part of a one-day ‘Baster District-bandh’ call today. The bandh call was given by the naxals in protest against the so called fake encounter and surrender of tribals in the region, according to posters pasted on the walls in different locations.
The deceased jawans have been identified as Vijay Kumar and Rakesh Nehra, while the injured are Manoj Kumar, S Thomson, Jagdish K and Bappa D. Both the personnel who were killed were inducted into the force in 2011-12.