1 officer of CRPF’s CoBRA unit killed in IED blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh
An Assistant Commandant of Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) was killed and eight others were injured in an IED blast triggered by Maoists in Talmetala area of Sukma district on Saturday night.
Inspector General of Police (IG) Bastar, Sunderaj P, told Hindustan Times that a team of 206 CoBRA was out for anti-naxal operation late on Saturday night when eight personnel, including two senior officials, were injured in an IED blast triggered by the Maoists.
The IG said that the incident took place near Arabraj Metta hills, which is nine kilometres Northwest of Chitagufa police station and six kilometres west of Burkapal base camp.
“All eight injured were airlifted to Raipur at around 12.45 am and were admitted in a hospital. On Sunday morning an Assistant Commandant, Nitin Bhalerao, who sustained serious injured died in the hospital,” said the IG.
Assistant Commandant Nitin Bhalerao succumbed to his injuries and breathed his last at 3:30 am on Sunday in Raipur, according to IG Suderaj P. Bhalerao belonged to Nasik in Maharastra.
The police said that other seven are out of danger.