Assistant Commandant Among 2 ITBP Jawans Martyred During Naxal Attack In Narayanpur

Narayanpur: Two personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed during a Naxal attack in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh. According to news agency PTI, those martyred in the attack were Assistant Commandant of ITBP and his colleague. The incident took place around 12.10 pm near Kademeta camp of 45th battalion of the ITBP under Chhotedongar Police Station limits, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told the news agency. Sundarraj also informed that the Naxals fled from the spot after looting one AK-47 rifle, two bullet proof jackets and one wireless set. As per initial reports, a squad of the ITBP’s 45th battalion, which was out on an area domination operation, was fired upon by a small action team of the ultras, when it was approximately 600 metres away from the camp. “Assistant Commandant Sudhakar Shinde and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Gurmukh Singh, both from the ITBP”s 45th battalion, were martyred in the firing,” the IG said.Post the attack, reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the bodies of the martyred soldiers were evacuated. This comes months after the deadly Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district in April which killed 22 brave Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans and injured 32 others. The CRPF soldiers in retaliation also killed several naxals in the Bijapur district.This was said to be one of the deadliest Naxal attacks in years.

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