Police top brass convenes meet; in wake of Sukma naxal encounter
With another major naxal encounter in Sukma claiming two martyrs and six injured, the Special DG (Naxal) DM Awasthi has said that close to 18-20 red rebels also have been killed in the encounter.
He said that another ten naxals may have sustained injuries in the encounter.
He confirmed that the police parties had embarked for providing road protection and the encounter happened in between.
He spoke of another such encounter in Errabore of Sukma district as well.
He said that body of a naxal was recovered from the spot.
With such massive naxal encounter, the police department is said to have convened an emergency meeting.
The martyred jawans have been identified as assistant constable Madkam Handa nd Mukesh Karti.
It is said that six jawans who have been injured are being rushed to Raipur.