A sniffer dog named Cracker who was martyred in an anti-Naxal operation in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh was paid tribute by CRPF on Saturday. Cracker had lost its life after an IED blast was triggered by Maoists at Chhattisgarh's Bijapur.
A CRPF jawan had also got injured in the incident that at around 1620 hrs when a Road Opening Party (ROP) of CRPF's 170th battalion was returning to its camp after a combing operation in Modakpal police station area, reportedly.
CRPF DIG Commandant 168 and Commandant 170 and other jawans paid tribute to the martyred dog.
About the attack
The ROP, accompanied by a sniffer dog, had launched the operation from its camp in Chinna Kodepal village.
Just 2km ahead of the camp, the canine, named Cracker, sniffed a pressure IED (improvised explosive device). The device got triggered probably due to some movement during sniffing and exploded, killing the canine, he said.