A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan from city was killed in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh on Friday. Head constable Harish Chand was killed in the gun battle in the forest near Chameda village in Dhamtari district when a joint team of CRPF’s 211 battalions and District Force (DF) was out on an anti-Naxal operation.
Patrolling team had launched the operation on April 3 in the interiors of Khallari and Borai police station areas. On Friday morning, when security forces were advancing through Chameda, a group of Naxals opened fire on them, leading to a gunfight, a police official said. Head Constable Harish Chand was killed in the incident while Sudhir Kumar got injured, he said. Naxals fled when security forces retaliated.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath condoled the death of CRPF jawan. Public relation minister PC Sharma will receive the body of the slain jawan here at railway station on Saturday. Later he will represent CM at the last rites of the jawan DIG Vijay Kuamr Singh also paid visit to the jawan’s home and consoled the grieving family.