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CRPF officer dead in gunbattle with maoists in Sukma district

PTI
Published : Apr 21, 2018, 4:23 pm IST
Updated : Apr 21, 2018, 4:23 pm IST

Security forces have launched a combing operation in the area, located around 500 km away from the state capital Raipur, a senior cop said.

The gunfight took place on Friday night in Kistaram police station area when a team of CRPF's 212th battalion was out on a search-cum-area domination operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (South Bastar Range) Sundarraj P said. (Photo: PTI | Representational)
 The gunfight took place on Friday night in Kistaram police station area when a team of CRPF's 212th battalion was out on a search-cum-area domination operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (South Bastar Range) Sundarraj P said. (Photo: PTI | Representational)

Raipur: An officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was killed in a gunfight with the Maoists in a dense forest in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Saturday.

The gunfight took place on Friday night in Kistaram police station area when a team of CRPF's 212th battalion was out on a search-cum-area domination operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (South Bastar Range) Sundarraj P said.

"Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Anil Kumar Maurya was killed in the incident," he said.

The deceased was a native of Madhya Pradesh.

Security forces have launched a combing operation in the area, located around 500 km away from the state capital Raipur, he added.

Tags: central reserve police force, maoists, chhattisgarh insurgency, chhattisgarh police
Location: India, Chhatisgarh, Raipur