Wednesday, May 19, 2021

8 Naxals held for attack on cops in Chhattisgarh


TNN | May 20, 2021, 04:08 IST

RAIPUR: The three persons killed in gun battle between 

Bastar

 police and Maoists on May 17 were identified on Wednesday as 

Naxals

 of frontal groups of the banned outfit. Eight have been arrested for instigating and being involved in the violence.


The trio was killed in an exchange of fire when villagers were protesting the establishment of 

police camp

 in 

Bijapur

. Inspector general of police P Sundarraj released the names of those killed. “Five injured in the gun-battle were undergoing treatment. Security personnel had nabbed eight Naxals who broke the barricading of the camp and pelted stones on policemen. They were produced before magistrate and are in 

remand

,” he told TOI

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