Three CoBRA jawans injured in encounter with Maoists

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Nov 12 (ANI): Three more CoBRA personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) suffered bullet wounds in a gun battle with the Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Majiguda village. The encounter took place at a time when the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls is underway in Bijapur and other Maoist-affected areas in the state. The injured personnel have been identified as Amit Deswal (injury to left thigh), General Duty (GD) officer Sunil (injury to leg), and Chaitanya. However, all three injured continue to remain at the encounter site because of heavy firing. Earlier in the day, two CoBRA personnel, identified as GD officer Lalchand and Mohanty, suffered bullet injuries but they were evacuated to Pamad, and are said to be out of danger. There are no reports of any casualty. More details are awaited. (ANI)
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