4th April, 2021
24 security personnel have been killed in a fierce encounter with Naxalites in Chhattisgarh's extreme Naxal-affected Bijapur district on Saturday. According to Dainik Jagran's collaborative publication Naiduniya, bodies of martyred soldiers have been found close to the village and in the forest. DGP DM Awasthi has informed Naiduniya that two bodies have been exhumed and 20 bodies are on the spot. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is leaving his election campaign in Assam in the wake of the Naxalite attack and returning to Delhi. He is returning after addressing one of three rallies. Jitendra Singh, BJP's co-in-charge for the Assam assembly elections, has given information about this.
The Naxalites have looted more than two dozen weapons and even taken away the shoes and clothes of the jawans. Earlier on Saturday, the police had confirmed the martyrdom of 5 jawans, and 21 jawans were said to be missing. Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel regarding the encounter. On the orders of the Home Minister, CRPF Director General Kuldeep Singh arrived in Chhattisgarh this morning to take stock of the situation. CM Baghel will return to Chhattisgarh from Assam by this evening. He said that he had a conversation with Home Minister Amit Shah over the phone. He has sent the Director-General of CRPF to the state.
In this, 30 jawans injured have been admitted to the hospital. Of these, 23 injured have been admitted to Bijapur Hospital and 7 have been admitted to a hospital in Raipur. The condition of all is being told out of danger. A reinforcement party has been sent to the site of the encounter. More than a dozen Naxalites are reported dead.
Reinforcement Party moving ahead cautiously
According to Bastar IG Sundarraj, there is still a possibility of the presence of Naxalites around the spot. In such a situation, the Reinforcement Party is proceeding cautiously. He gave information about the martyrdom of a jawan of the Cobra Battalion. The body of a female Naxalite was also reported to be recovered. At the same time, he had said that at least 15 Naxalites were killed.
Encounter during anti-naxal operation
Chhattisgarh Director General of Police DM Awasthi had informed on Saturday that a joint team of security forces had an encounter with Naxalites during the anti-Naxal operation. For the last 10 days, security forces in Chhattisgarh were getting information about the whereabouts of Madvi Hidma, a top Naxalite of the banned CPI (Maoist). His name has been associated with several major attacks, including the 2013 attacks in the Jhiram Valley. In 2013, more than 30 people, including senior leaders of the Chhattisgarh Congress, were killed in the Jhiram Valley Naxalite attack.
President Ramnath Kovind , Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief
President Ramnath Kovind expressed grief over the Naxalite attack and expressed his condolences to the bereaved families. Prime Minister Narendra Mondi expressed his deepest grief over the martyrdom of the soldiers and said that my thoughts are with the families of the soldiers who were martyred while fighting the Naxals in Chhattisgarh Huh. The sacrifices of the brave martyrs will always be remembered. The injured are wished to recover as soon as possible. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday expressed deep grief over the martyrdom of the five jawans in the encounter. He said that the country will never forget his valor. He tweeted and said, 'I salute the sacrifice of our brave security personnel who were martyred while fighting Naxalites in Chhattisgarh. The country will never forget his valor. My condolences to their families. We will continue our fight against these enemies of peace and progress. The injured wish to recover soon. '
This is the second major Naxalite incident in the state in 10 days
Please tell that this is the second major Naxalite incident in the state in the last 10 days. Earlier on 23 March, a bus carrying security personnel was blown up by the Naxalites with IDs in the Narayanpur district. On March 21 last year, 17 security personnel including 12 of DRG were killed in a Naxalite attack in Mimpa area of Sukma district.