Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Policeman, two Naxals killed in Chhattisgarh

Published: December 29,2008

Raipur , Dec 29 A policeman was killed in an exchange of fire with the Naxals in Bijapur district, while two extremists were gunned down in a separate incident in the same district today.

Pramod Patel, of the District Force (DF), was killed in a gun-battle with the Naxalites near village Sawnar under Gangalur police station, police said.

The exchange of fire followed after a police team, acting on a specific information, set out to apprehend a group of Naxals moving in the area, they said.

There was no information about any casualty on the Naxals&aposside.

In the second incident, a police team killed two Naxalites near village Santoshpur, some six kilometers from the district headquarters, in the wee hours, police said.

The police also recovered a hand grenade and two tiffin bombs from the gun-battle site.

As many as 1,416 people have lost their lives in Naxal violence since Chhattisgarh came into being in November 2000. Of these, 212 were reported this year (till November 2008). PTI RM

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