CRPF jawan injured in pressure bomb blast
Raipur : A CRPF jawan was today injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said.
The incident took place when a team of paramilitary was patrolling to ensure security to the under-construction Bijapur Ghati-Kongpalli road that goes through restive dense forests, a senior police official said.
When security forces were cordoning off a patch, around two kms away from Kongpalli, a Central Reserve Police Force jawan inadvertently stepped over a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) triggering the blast injuring him, the official said.
Constable Neeraj Kumar belonging to CRPF’s 170th battalion sustained injuries in his leg and was rushed to a local hospital of Bijapur from where he was being shifted to Raipur for further treatment, he added.