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Terram Jungles of Bastar Chhattisgarh Encounter

Mon, 05 Apr 2021   |  Reading Time: 2 minutes

Terram Jungles of Bastar Chhattisgarh Encounter

Two days after 22 security personnel lost their lives in an encounter with the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) at ths Bijapur-Sukma border in Bastar division, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday reached Chhattisgarh and attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Police Lines in Jagdalpur, to pay his last respects to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans martyred in the fierce encounter with the Naxalites. He will also go to the site where the brutal fire fight with a massive armed platoon of 250-300 PLGA’s Naxals had taken place, also, he also planned to meet injured soldiers at hospitals, reported ANI.

The Home Minister said that “I want to assure the martyrs’ families and the country that the sacrifices the police personnel have made for the country will not go in vain.” Earlier on April 4, Mr. Shah curtailed his election campaigning in Assam and returned back to Delhi in the face of the recent deadliest Naxalite attack in Terram jungles of Bastar.

After paying homage to fallen heroes, Union Minister Chaired a high-level LWE (Left-Wing Extremists) review meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and other senior officials at Police Lines Jagdalpur. ” the fight against Naxalites will continue with strength, perseverance and intensity and the Centre is committed to taking it to the end,” said Amit Shah during the review meeting.

HM Laying wreath on CRPF Matyrs

ON Saturday’s several hours-long gunfight, at least 22 security personnel of CRPF were killed and 31 sustained injuries, and one jawan was reportedly missing. According to an estimate, over a dozen Maoists also have been gunned down in the anti-Naxal operation undertaken jointly by Chhattisgarh Police, CRPF and Special Task Force. Out of total 22 killed, eight were from CRPF including seven elite CoBRA commandos and one from Bastariya Battalion, and fourteen were from Chhattisgarh Police comprising six men of Special Task Force and eight from DRG (District Reserve Guard), according to an official press release.

The border region where Saturday’s Naxalite attack took place is full of dense forest and hilly terrain, and reportedly, a number of Left-Wing Extremist outfits are actively operating in these areas. With a total strength of over 30,000 militias in Chhattisgarh alone, these LWE outfits are now believed to be armed with lethal firearms such as rapid-fire light machine guns, rocket launchers, and AK assault rifles.






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