DRG trooper martyred in IED blast at Bijapur

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Feb 2018 11:25:06

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A trooper belonging to the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was martyred when he advertently came in contact with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), allegedly planted by left wing extremists in insurgency-hit Bijapur district on Sunday morning. According to police sources, a DRG squad from Tippapur camp was out on an area domination operation in a forest-dominated area under Pamed police station limits on Sunday morning.When the personnel were cordoning off the area, bordering Telangana, an Assistant Constable inadvertently steppedon the IED connection following which it exploded.

The Assistant Constable identified as Sondhar Hemla martyred on the spot, added the police sources. Till the report last, efforts were on to retrieve the body from the forest. A combing operation was underway in the region.