CRPF man killed as Naxals attack helipad in Bastar

A CRPF personnel was killed and another injured when suspected Maoists attacked a helipad,which is managed by the paramilitary force,in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 20, 2012 3:33 am

A CRPF personnel was killed and another injured when suspected Maoists attacked a helipad,which is managed by the paramilitary force,in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday morning.

CRPF officials said the helipad is under constant radar of the Maoists and there have been several attempts to ambush it. Mahadev Minj,killed in the encounter,was part of the team deployed to sanitise the area before the helicopter arrived. “The Maoists could not reach the helipad but they fired from across the river. Their aim was to attack the helipad but they encountered the CRPF and opened fire on them,” said a senior CRPF official.

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