4 policemen killed in encounter with Naxalites in Chhattisgarh


Chhatisgarh: Four police personnel, including two sub-inspectors, were killed and seven others injured in a gun-fight with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Wednesday. The encounter took place in the forests of Irpanar village in Abhujmad area when a police team was out on an operation, special director general of police (anti-Naxal operations) DM Awasthi said.

“Two sub-inspectors and as many constables, belonging to DRG (District Reserve Guard of Police) lost their lives and seven other personnel sustained injuries in the incident,” he said. The team, comprising personnel from DRG and the Special Task Force (STF) of police, was cordoning off Irpanar forests when the exchange of fire broke out, he said.