New Delhi, April 24, 2017: Twenty five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have lost their lives in an encounter with Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday.
The jawans are from the 74 battalion. The encounter took place at around 12:25 pm.
“The Naxals fired at a patrolling party of the CRPF near Burkapal village leaving six personnel injured,” media quoted Chhattisgarh Police Special Director General (anti-Naxal operations), D M Awasthi as saying.
The evacuation process has begun and reinforcement has also been rushed to the spot.
In a similar Maoist attack in Sukma early this year, 12 CRPF men were killed.
Meanwhile CM Raman Singh has called for emergency meeting in the evening.
(Further details are awaited.)