TERROR: 17 security personnel killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: As many as 17 security personnel were killed in one of the worst terrorist attacks by ultra-leftists in Chhattisgarh this year.
The bodies were recovered by the team that was sent to look for the missing security personnel in the forests in Sukma district of the State.
These policemen were killed during the State police' District Reserve Guards (DRG)-STF and CoBRA units' joint operation against Naxals at Elmagunda. However, heavily armed Maoists ambushed them on March 21 evening.
The outlaws also looted 16 automatic weapons including 11 AK 47 assault rifles and an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) following the deadly attack.
Those killed include 12 DRG and 5 STF jawans. The police said that they had got inputs about Maoists' meeting in forests at Misma in Sukma when more than 500 jawans were rushed but the Maoists got air and ambushed the security personnel.
The martyrs include Platoon Commander Geet Ram Rathia, APC Narad Ram Nishad, Hemant Kumar Poya, Amardeep Xalxo, Madkam Buccha, Madkam Masa, Podium Mutta, Podium Lakhma, Madkam Hidma, Hemant Das Manikpuri, Libru Baghel, Soyam Ramesh, Vanjam Nagesh, Gandham Ramesh, Uika Kamlesh, Uidka Dhurva and Nitendra Banjami.
[March 22, 2020 NewsBits.in]