After a prolonged lull, Naxals on Wednesday to kill four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, part of a road sanitisation drive ahead of CRPF civic action programme in Cheramangi village. As the personnel were heading towards Nukanpal village under Awapalli Police Station area on Wednesday morning, a party of Naxals opened indiscriminate fire on them.
Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and the van driver (civilian) died while the BSF doctor suffered severe injuries when the Naxalites took another vicious move on Tuesday morning by triggering a landmine blast on Manjhipara culvert, located on Kerlapal-Bade Sitti road, situated 18 km from Sukma district headquarters. The BSF personnel had just left Sukma after successful completing of their election duty. Unfortunately, targeting them, they fell prey to a 35-kgs bomb planted under the Manjhipara culvert that exploded when the van was crossing the culvert.
Terming the attack on Congress convoy by Naxalites on may 25 at Jeeram Ghati on Sukma road under Darbha police station in Darbha development block in Bastar District, which claimed the life of 29 people including former CPCC Chief Nandkumar Patel, his son Dinesh patel, former Congress Legislative Party Leader Mahendra Karma, former Rajnandgaon MLA Uday Mudliar and injuring 37 persons including former Union Minister Vidyacharan Shukla, as an act of cowardice, Chief Minister Dr.
In biggest ever strike by a joint team of security forces, at least 15 Maoist guerrillas in uniform, were killed after a fierce gunfight in the dense jungles of restive Sukma District, in the wee hours of Tuesday. However, there was no report of police casualty, till the reports last came in. Post the gunfight, the joint team of security forces comprising commandos from Andhra Pradesh's anti-Maoist Grey Hound, troopers from 217 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and District Force of Bijapur and Sukma districts, recovered nine out of 15 bodies, including five women and four men.
Recent attacks lend credibility to the insurgents' claims of expanding influence
On Wednesday, suspected cadres of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) detonated a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and killed four Congress party workers as Chhattisgarh State Congress president Nand Kumar Patel's road convoy whizzed past.