2 jawans killed, 6 hurt in IED blast in C’garh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Apr 2018 08:47:30


Our Correspondent,


Naxals are spreading terror in Bijapur to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bastar visit, scheduled on April 14

UNLEASHING the fresh reign of terror ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on Saturday, the red rebels blew up a bus carrying nearly 30 District Reserve Guard (DRG) troopers, leaving two of them dead and six injured, in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district on Monday.

The team of DRG personnel was returning after carrying out search operations in view of the Prime Minister’s visit. While the bus carrying troopers was passing through a forested patch between Tumnar and Kuwenar near Kutru on Bijapur-Bhopalpatnam Main Road, the ultras blew it up triggering an IED blast on Monday morning. The impact was so severe that two of the troopers were martyred and at-least six others including an ASI sustained critical injuries.

According to police sources, the martyred troopers have been identified as Lakhan Gawde and Head Constable Anand Rao while the injured troopers are Manoj Vacham, Sukhram Mandavi, Masaram Madiyam, Sukhnath Kumar and Payku Alam along with ASI Bhojraj Maurya.

Soon after triggering the IED blast, the insurgents also opened indiscriminate fire on security personnel, following which the troopers launched retaliatory attack, leading to gun-battle. The face-off lasted for about one hour. Eventually, the rebels vanished, taking advantage of the dense forest.

Confirming the incident, Bastar Range Inspector General of police Vivekanand Sinha informed that the injured security personnel have been admitted Bijapur district hospital.
Details about the martyred troopers are awaited.
The outlaws are reportedly spreading terror to mark their protest against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bastar visit, scheduled on April 14. They have expressed their protest by throwing posters and banners near Mahadev Ghat on Bijapur-Bhopalpatnam Road.

The Prime Minister will be on a day-long Chhattisgarh visit to launch Ayushman Bharat Yojana in a programme at Jangla on the birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar.
Under the scheme, the Government plans to open 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres in the country to provide people-centric comprehensive primary healthcare.
Also, over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approx 50 crore beneficiaries) in the country will be provided treatment coverage up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation, under the scheme.

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