Chhattisgarh witnessed one of the brutal naxal attacks of the year. A bus carrying 30 DRG jawans, while returning to district headquarters after anti-naxal operations came under attack by an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion triggered by Naxals on Tuesday evening around 5pm. It claimed five lives.
The land mine trigger claimed the lives of four jawans of District Reserve Guards (DRG) including a driver and injured 14 jawans. IG Bastar Sundarraj P said. Two received serious injuries, he said.
The incident took place at around 4.30 pm on Kanhargaon-Kadenar road Police Station limits Daudai. Additional reinforcement was sent to the place of incident. Arrangements were made to send the injured jawans to Raipur by Airforce helicopter, the IG said.
Sources said, one after another, three IED explosions occurred on the Kanhargaon-Kadenar road, and the driver lost the control over the bus and the vehicle turned into debris.
Till the time Maoists have not taken responsibility for the brutal attack. Meanwhile, sources within the police department said, the attack might have been carried out by Maoists Small Action Group (SAG).
Chhattisgarh police released the names of the martyred DRG jawans who lost their lives in the brutal naxal attack are as under:
Jay Lal Uikey- resident village- Kasawahi ( Head constable)
Karan Dehari, resident -Antagarh
Sevak Lal Salam, resident- Kanker
Pawan Mandavi, resident - Bahigaon
Vijay Patel, resident - Narayanpur
Injured Jawn air- lifted to Raipur from Naryanpur
Umesh Shori, Prem Chand Patra