An IAF flight gunner and a CRPF personnel were injured when Maoists fired at an Mi-17 chopper in Jagdalpur area of Chhatisgarh.
The Congress’s stance during its UPA governments has been that talks can happen with the Maoists only if they give up arms.
The press release issued by Maoists has compared the Pathardi incident with the Khairlanji Dalit killings.
The varsity’s teacher and student outfits have called for a university bandh on Friday.
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This statement marks yet another apology from the rebels for their actions in the last 18 months.
The Maoists had earlier shot village leader G Sanjiv Rao last week.
Saturday’s incident was the third such case in the region in the past fortnight.
The BBC had quoted a Maoist spokesperson after sister Valsa’s murder claiming responsibility for the killing.
The tiffin bomb was recovered from Faraspal village when a team of security personnel was patrolling the area.
The encounter started at 5 am and continued till 8 am with almost 200 rounds fired by the security forces.
The Home Ministry is implementing a scheme for ‘surrender -cum-rehabilitation’ of militants of North Eastern Region.
The rebels asked all the jawan’s family to vacate the house before they looted it, blew it up with a bomb and torched it.