Bandipora encounter: Government will extend every possible help to injured Chetan Cheetah, says Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju, on Friday said though his condition remains critical he is being treated by the best doctors.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 17, 2017 10:06 pm
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Speaking on Chetan Cheetah, the security personnel injured in the Bandipora encounter, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Friday said though his condition remains critical he is being treated by the best doctors. He said the government would extend every possible help to Cheetah. Earlier on Friday, AIIMS said that Cheetah was on the ventilator in a critical state and was responding to painful stimuli.

Cheetah, a CRPF commanding officer sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the Bandipora encounter following which he was admitted to a military hospital in Srinagar. 45-year-old Cheetah was flown in an air ambulance from Srinagar to AIIMS in New Delhi on Tuesday. According to AIIMS Trauma Centre sources, he underwent a brain surgery. Doctors said the officer had fractures in the upper limb, head injuries and “maxillofacial” injury.

In an encounter in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, one terrorist and three army personnel were killed, according to ANI. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the Hajin area of the district. Six other security personnel, including Cheetah, and a civilian also suffered injuries in the gunbattle, a police official said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific intelligence inputs about presence of militants in the area. While the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering the encounter, the official said.

On Tuesday, in an encounter in Handwara district, Jammu and Kashmir, three militants were killed and a security personnel was injured. According to reports, gunshots were heard in Khan mohalla area in Handwara.

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    Romik
    Feb 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm
    All instigators of terrorists are terrorists even if they do not carry guns, they are aiding and abetting terrorism and casuing greivious injury to our soldiers. Need to dela with them with real bulletts. DO not worry international media will understand.
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      Avinash
      Feb 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm
      People should demand a system which works perpetually and efficiently and which does not need extra push by Rijuji or Sushma or any politician.
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        shivkumar
        Feb 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm
        Dear Chetan,lt;br/gt;We, the 120 crore Indians, are with you and our thoughts are for your speedy recovery and you again become the cheetah.
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