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Chhattisgarh: Two BSF men killed fighting Maoists
Two BSF personnel and four others were injured in an encounter with Maoists in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh in the early hours of Saturday. The encounter took place near the Chhotebethiya-Pakhanjore jungle axis of the district, officials said. A senior police officer said that a joint operation was launched by the 117 and 122 battalions as well as Chhattisgarh Police from the Chhotebetoya camp, deep in the jungles of the Bandeh area in Kanker. “The exchange of fire took place at around 2.30 am when the forces reached a river in the dense forests near Becha village. The Maoists opened indiscriminate fire, in which two BSF personnel were killed and four others were injured. They were all rushed to a hospital in Raipur,” a senior officer said. The BSF men who died were identified as Vijay Kumar and Rakesh Nehra. They were inducted into the force in 2011-12. The injured are Manoj Kumar, S Thomson, Jagdish K and Bappa D.
Anti-Naxal activist shot dead by Maoists
A 20-year-old anti-Naxal activist, who was kidnapped on March 3, was shot dead allegedly by Maoists at Jambiya village of Etapalli taluka here, police said today. The victim, Manoj Gota, who had been kidnapped by suspected Naxals, was shot dead last night and his body was dumped in the village, a police statement said. “Manoj, who was earlier working with an NGO called Bharat Jan Andolan, was now into farming at his native place. He had been actively raising voice against Naxals and was instrumental in spreading information about the Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act among the people,” it said. A case has been registered against unidentified rebels in this regard and anti-Naxal operations have been intensified in the area. Yesterday, a police constable had been shot by suspected Naxals at village Hedri in the taluka.
A police constable was shot dead allegedly by naxals in Hedri village in the district today. The incident happened at a market place when the ultras suddenly arrived at the spot and opened fire on the police personnel on bandobast duty, the police said. The bullets hit constable Deepak Shedmake, attached with Hedri Police Assistance Centre, who succumbed to his injuries, they said. The naxals fled in the direction of Surjagad hills, a press release issued by the district police said. Following the incident, anti-naxal operations have been intensified in the area.

Naxals today torched a private bus after asking its passengers to get down in insurgency-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident took place this evening near Bandepara village in Kutru police station area when the private bus was on its way to Bedre from Bijapur, district superintendent of police K L Dhruv told PTI. A group of 15-20 Naxals, some of them armed, stopped the bus near Bandepara, some 450 km from here. After asking the passengers to get down they set it afire. Sixteen passengers who were travelling by the bus are safe, the SP added. Security forces have launched a combing operation in the region following the incident. Naxals have given a call for general strike in south Bastar tomorrow, to protest alleged fake encounters.

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