On Friday, a CRPF jawan was shot dead and another was injured in an encounter with Maoists in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh in Saleghat area, reports source.

The encounter took place when a joint team of CRPF’s 211 jawans and District Force was out for monitoring the forest area, early in the morning near Chameda village, located around 150 km away from Raipur in Chhattisgarh. Maoists have first opened fire when the team was advancing through the forest area.

The 44-year-old head constable of police, Harish Chandra Pal was discovered dead when he was being examined after the encounter. Meanwhile, the other CRPF jawan, Sudhir Kumar was badly injured in his left leg, now he is reported to be in stable condition.

Maoists have suffered heavy losses in the operation, claims an official, adding that “the Maoists usually carry the bodies along with them after the operation so no bodies of the Maoists were recovered after the encounter.”

On Thursday, in another encounter, four BSF jawans were shot dead in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, when Maoists opened fire at them during a cordon and search operation.

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