A special task force (STF) jawan died on Monday,who was critically injured late Sunday evening in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, the police said.
“Constable Salabh Upadhyay died in the wee hours while he was being airlifted from Basaguda for treatment,” deputy inspector general of police (Dantewada region) Sundarraj .
Jwan was badly injured during the encounter. Upadhyay had sustained bullet injuries on his head in the gunbattle between a joint team of security forces and ultras that took place in a restive forest pocket of Bijapur’s Basaguda police station area late Sunday evening, he said.
On Sunday, two policemen were injured in a gun battle with Maoists in the same Basaguda area. They were airlifted to Raipur where they have been admitted in a private hospital.
Joint teams of special task force (STF), district reserve guard (DRG), CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) and district police were out on an operation based on inputs about the location of Maoist hideouts in Basaguda and Awapalli police area of Bijapur since Saturday (May 13).
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