They were identified as LOS (local organisation squad) ‘commander’ of Darbha ‘division’ Manoj Hapka and his wife Tati the ASP said.
Tired of waiting for officials to make a path through a hill, tribals in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district carve out one for themselves
Senior police officers said that Narendra Singh, who was from Nagaur in Rajasthan, held the rank of platoon commander in the college and used to regularly train personnel in grenades and bomb disposal.
In Pipantola, for instance, the “chhoti nadi” that sustains life is a stagnant pool of water, coated white with a pungent odour. It is here that clothes and utensils are cleaned, baths taken, water consumed.
However, Maoists soon fled from the spot as jawans launched retaliatory attack on them, he said.
As per the complaint, two men identified themselves as belonging to some other denomination of the Christian community and expressed their desire to pray in the church.
Extra forces have been rushed to the area and intense search operation has been launched to track down the ultras
The incident took place near Maoulimor village, around 7 km away from Rawghat Police Station limits at around 9 AM, Kanker SP, Jitendra Singh Meena said.
The incident took place when the paramilitary personnel were patrolling the Basaguda-Sarkegda route under Basaguda police station limits.
During their visit to the state between March 13 and 15, a team from the guild met journalists who were arrested and allegedly harassed, senior police officials and Chief Minister Raman Singh.
The Chief Secretary and DGP have been given two weeks’ time to submit a factual report.
A maximum of 52 Naxals were gunned down in Bijapur, where 14 security personnel also lost their lives during this period.
The encounter broke out early in the morning between a Border Security Force patrol and armed Naxal cadres near the Chhotebethiya-Pakhanjore jungle axis of the Maoist violence-hit district, officials said.
“This is an act of desperation, we will give a befitting reply,” said Ajay Chandrakar, Chhattisgarh Home Minister.
Singh was returning to Raipur after visiting the Maoist-hit district where he inaugurated several government initiatives.