The encounter took place in the Tonguda-Pamed area of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh. (Photo Credit: Representative Image )
A CRPF jawan was killed in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Thursday, officials said. The encounter took place in the Tonguda-Pamed area of Bijapur district at about 4 am, they said. The jawan belonged to the 151st battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force and this team along with the commando unit of the force, CoBRA, and the state police was out for an operation in the jungles, the officials said. Some Maoists are also suspected to have been killed in the exchange of fire and the security forces are combing the area, they said.
(With PTI Inputs)