A Chhattisgarh Armed Power (CAF) jawan was on Wednesday injured when a strain improvised explosive gadget (IED), planted by Naxals, exploded whereas it was being defused by safety personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police mentioned.
The incident occurred round 8.20 am within the forest close to Pusnar village below Gangaloor police station space when separate joint groups of safety forces have been out on a highway safety and space domination operation, a police official mentioned.
The personnel belonging to the District Reserve Guard (DRG), CAF and Central Reserve Police Power (CRPF) have been concerned within the operation, he mentioned.
“Whereas one of many patrol groups was cordoning off the forests between Burji and Pusnar, it noticed an IED positioned beneath the bottom. Once they have been engaged in defusing the explosive, it abruptly went off,” the official mentioned.
Constable Ritesh Patel, belonging to CAF’s nineteenth battalion, sustained accidents within the explosion and was shifted to a hospital, the official mentioned including that he might be airlifted to Raipur for additional therapy.
In the course of the operation, two extra IEDs have been recovered from the world, he added.