Major naxal encounter in Sukma; two force personnel martyred; six injured
Yet another major naxal encounter took place in the restive Sukma district.
According to reports received, at least two of the jawans have attained martyrdom while another six have sustained injuries.
One of the martyr is from the District Reserve Guard while another is from Special Task Force.
The martyrdom has been confirmed by Special DG DM Awasthi.
The martyred troopers have been identified as assistant constable Madkam Handa and Mukesh Karti.
The encounter is said to have happened with naxal military battalion number I.
It has also been confirmed that the encounter may have taken place for at least four hours.
At least one of the naxal has also died and the body has also been recovered.
It was said that the naxals started firing and have killed one of the clerks of the contractor there.
The aim may have been to disrupt the road works between Bhejji and Chintagufa in the district.
The force comprising DRG and STF arrived on the scene of action after tip off that the red rebels may have been there to carry out disruptive activities.
The injured jawans have been identified as Salwan Raja, Chapa Rakesh, Shivram Soni, Padam Soyam, Rup Singh Poyam and Sodhi Baccha.
The injured jawans are being rushed to the Raipur for better health facilities. >