Friday, March 05, 2021

Maoist attack averted in Telangana: CRPF apprehends 8 Naxal couriers; gelatin sticks, 350 detonators recovered

Hyderabad: In a major catch for the security agencies, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has apprehended eight people who were identified as ‘Naxal couriers’ in Telangana's Bhadradri Kothagudem district. The Naxal associates were caught when the CRPF men were checking the vehicles passing through the route. The CRPF troops recovered 350 electric detonators, nine liquid Gelatin sticks wires, motorcycle and cash were recovered from their possession.

"350 electric detonators, nine liquid gelatin stick wires, a motorcycle and cash were recovered from their possession," a CRPF official said.

The arrest of eight Naxal cadres comes a day after three Jharkhand Police personnel were killed as an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off in West Singhbum district in Jharkhand on March One CRPF jawan was also injured in the blast.

The "pressure IED blast" took place when CRPF 197 Battalion along with the Jharkhand Jaguar (AG 11) of the state police were patrolling near Hoyahatu village under Toklo police station area in West Singhbhum.



In another Left-wing related attack, a Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) jawan was killed when a pressure improvised explosive device went off in Dantewada district. The IED was planted by the Naxals near Pahurnar village under Geedam police station area.

To tackle the Left-wing extremism menace, the then Jhrakhan government in 2008 had given its od for the formation of 20 Assault Groups (AGs) of Special Task Force (STF). The special force meant to eliminate extremist activities was later renamed as Jharkhand Jaguar (JJ).

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