Chhattisgarh CM’s big statement after 3 CRPF killed in encounter with Naxals near Tekalgudem village

Jan 31, 2024

Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Jan 31(ANI): Three personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and 14 others injured in the exchange of fire with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on January 30. The incident occurred near Tekalgudem village when a joint team of security personnel was out on a search operation. Notably, a team from the 201 battalion of the CoBRA and the 150 battalion of the CRPF was working in the area to establish a Forward Operating Base (FOB) when the exchange of fire began around 1 pm. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai met the injured jawans at Balaji Hospital in Raipur. Chhattisgarh CM Vishnu Deo Sai said, “Our jawans gave a befitting reply in the exchange of fire. Since the BJP has formed the government in Chhattisgarh, we are giving the Naxals a befitting reply. Three jawans laid down their lives. The double-engine government will bring an end to Naxals in the coming days.” “There was a fire from the Naxal side. Our soldiers retaliated... There are video footages from that the Naxalites are picking up the dead bodies of their people. A total of 15 soldiers have been injured and 3 have lost their lives,” said Chhattisgarh DGP Ashok Juneja.