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Commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas was released deep in the jungle and was brought to the Terrem camp.(Sourced)

Days after Bijapur ambush, Maoists set CRPF commando free

By Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 05:45 AM IST
The Maoists earlier released a photograph of the 35-year-old Rakeshwar Singh Manhas which showed him sitting alone in what appeared to be a hut. Manhas is a commando with the 210th CoBRA battalion.
Rakeshwar Singh Manhas after being released by the Maoists on Thursday(Sourced)
Rakeshwar Singh Manhas after being released by the Maoists on Thursday(Sourced)

CRPF jawan kidnapped by Maoists in Chhattisgarh released

Reported by Ritesh Mishra | Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, a commando with CRPF's CoBRA unit, was released deep in the jungle around 5pm and is yet to reach the Terrem camp, a CRPF officer said.
Rakeshwar Singh Manhas. (Sourced)
Rakeshwar Singh Manhas. (Sourced)

Chhattisgarh ambush: Maoists release image of missing commando

By Ritesh Mishra, Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Hindustan Times, Raipur/jammu
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 04:43 AM IST
The photograph showed Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, 35, a commando with the 210th CoBRA battalion, sitting alone in what appeared to be a hut. According to local journalists in the region, the photo was sent on WhatsApp.
Security personnel pay tribute to a CRPF jawan during his funeral ceremony at Dharmanagar, Tripura, on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Security personnel pay tribute to a CRPF jawan during his funeral ceremony at Dharmanagar, Tripura, on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

Brothers in arms in Maoist ambush: One looks for sibling, other mourns his loss

By Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 03:09 PM IST
Hemant waited until 9pm, when other soldiers told him that Kishore was asking for him at the hut, and had likely walked back into the attack. Hemant was still hopeful of his elder brother being alive, but on Sunday morning, Kishore’s body was found
Ayodhya: Cremation of CRPF jawan Rajkumar Yadav, who died in a gun battle with Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh, is performed with gun-salute, in Ayodhya. (PTI Photo)
Ayodhya: Cremation of CRPF jawan Rajkumar Yadav, who died in a gun battle with Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh, is performed with gun-salute, in Ayodhya. (PTI Photo)

Days after ambush, Maoists say missing jawan in their custody

By Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 05:55 AM IST
On Saturday, 22 members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)’s elite CoBRA unit, District Reserve Guard (DRG), and the Special Task Force (STF) lost their lives in a five-hour long clash with Maoists, with reports suggesting that around 20 Maoists were also killed.
As many as 22 security personnel were killed in an ambush by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district on April 3.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
As many as 22 security personnel were killed in an ambush by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district on April 3.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Chhattisgarh encounter | Jawan missing, may be in captivity of Maoists: CRPF DG

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 03:33 PM IST
Maoists in Chhattisgarh carried out a 'U-type' ambush April 3, killing as many as 22 security personnel.
Home Minister Amit Shah vists those injured budring an attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, in Raipur. (PTI)
Home Minister Amit Shah vists those injured budring an attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, in Raipur. (PTI)

Decisive turn in fight against Maoists: Amit Shah

By Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 05:21 AM IST
  • The jawans were killed in a gunfight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region as the ultras ambushed the forces after possibly luring them to an area near the Bijapur-Sukma border.
People light candles to pay tribute to the personnel who were killed in the Chhattisgarh gunfight, in Bengaluru on Monday.(PTI)
People light candles to pay tribute to the personnel who were killed in the Chhattisgarh gunfight, in Bengaluru on Monday.(PTI)

Maoist attack: Search on for missing jawan, cops do not rule out abduction

By Ritesh Mishra and Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Raipur, Jammu
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 01:57 AM IST
Out of the 22 deaths, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost eight men, including seven commandos of CoBRA (CRPF’s elite unit) and one jawan of the Bastariya battalion; eight of the other deceased were from the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and six from the Special Task Force (STF).
Security force personnel patrol after an attack by Maoist fighters in Bijapur in the central state of Chhattisgarh.(REUTERS)
Security force personnel patrol after an attack by Maoist fighters in Bijapur in the central state of Chhattisgarh.(REUTERS)

C’garh Maoist attack a retaliation to increased presence of forces: Officials

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 12:52 AM IST
The 1,200 square km long Bastar-Sukma belt in Chhattisgarh is considered to be the stronghold of the current Maoist movement in the country.
“No Indian jawan should face an enemy without body armour in the 21st century. It needs to be made available to every soldier," said Rahul Gandhi. (ANI Photo)
“No Indian jawan should face an enemy without body armour in the 21st century. It needs to be made available to every soldier," said Rahul Gandhi. (ANI Photo)

‘Jawans are not cannon fodder’: Rahul Gandhi days after Chhattisgarh attack

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 04:10 PM IST
  • Out of the 22 security personnel killed after Saturday’s ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, CRPF lost eight men, including seven commandos of its elite CoBRA, one jawan was from the Bastariya battalion, eight from the District Reserve Guard and five from the Special Task Force.
In addition to the fatalities, 30 other members of the Indian police and paramilitary forces were wounded in a four-hour gun battle with Maoist rebels on Saturday. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
In addition to the fatalities, 30 other members of the Indian police and paramilitary forces were wounded in a four-hour gun battle with Maoist rebels on Saturday. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

India grapples with rising Maoist violence, fuelled by pandemic

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 03:30 PM IST
  • Security experts said the latest attack by Maoist rebels has forced the government to re-evaluate counter-insurgency operations against the ultra left-wing fighters, who have been able to increase new followers during the pandemic.
Chhattisgarh: The Sikh jawan who risked his life to brace his compatriot in the line of duty, during the Maoist encounter, is a member of the CRPF's CoBRA wing. (HT Photo / Ritesh Mishra)
Chhattisgarh: The Sikh jawan who risked his life to brace his compatriot in the line of duty, during the Maoist encounter, is a member of the CRPF's CoBRA wing. (HT Photo / Ritesh Mishra)

Maoist attack: How Sikh jawan took off turban to help wounded colleague

PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Maoist attack: A Sikh CRPF trooper took off his turban to tie it around the wounds of a fellow jawan, even as both were caught in the deadly encounter along the border of the Sukma and Bijapur districts.
Union home minister Amit Shah chaired a top-level meeting with senior officers on the Bijapur encounter at his residence in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah chaired a top-level meeting with senior officers on the Bijapur encounter at his residence in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

Home minister Shah reaches Chhattisgarh, to meet injured jawans

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 11:12 AM IST
The security personnel were killed in the firefight that broke out between the forces and the Maoists at around 11.10am on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

News updates from HT: BJP says Baghel was campaigning in Assam after jawans died

PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 08:51 AM IST
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The gunfight also resulted in the death of a suspected Maoist, the police said, adding that about a dozen others were likely killed in the encounter.(PTI)
The gunfight also resulted in the death of a suspected Maoist, the police said, adding that about a dozen others were likely killed in the encounter.(PTI)

22 jawans killed in ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar

By Ritesh Mishra, S Kareemuddin, Raipur, Bijapur
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 06:34 AM IST
  • The police said that out of the 22 jawans killed in the attack, eight were from district reserve guard, six CoBRA commandos, six special task force (STF) members, and one jawan of the “Bastariya” battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture as tribute to CRPF jawans killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack, at Puri beach of Odisha on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture as tribute to CRPF jawans killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack, at Puri beach of Odisha on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Chhattisgarh Maoist attack: CM rules out intelligence failure

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 10:32 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Sunday that the security forces were trying to install camps in Maoist stronghold which frustrated them.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi added that she is fervently hoping for the return of missing soldiers and looks forward to the complete recovery of those injured.(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi added that she is fervently hoping for the return of missing soldiers and looks forward to the complete recovery of those injured.(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)

'Nation owes enormous debt': Sonia Gandhi on deaths in Sukma Maoist attack

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 07:20 PM IST
The soldiers, deployed on a special operation, were killed in a gunbattle with the Maoists on Saturday. While five bodies were recovered on Saturday, 17 more were found on Sunday, the police said.
Security force personnel patrol after an attack by Maoist fighters in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.(Reuters)
Security force personnel patrol after an attack by Maoist fighters in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.(Reuters)

The 22 soldiers who were killed in Chhattisgarh Maoists attack

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 06:37 PM IST
The gunfight took place on Saturday; five soldiers were found dead on Saturday, whereas 17 more bodies were recovered on Sunday.
The body of a CRPF jawan, who lost his life in an encounter with Naxals in Sukma, was brought to Jagdalpur on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
The body of a CRPF jawan, who lost his life in an encounter with Naxals in Sukma, was brought to Jagdalpur on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

After Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, Amit Shah vows befitting reply

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 05:25 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Home minister Amit Shah cut short his visit to Assam to return to Delhi. He said the search operation is still on after the encounter in Sukma on Saturday.
Search was on for 18 security personnel who went missing since the Bastar encounter on Saturday. 17 bodies were found on Sunday.(ANI)
Search was on for 18 security personnel who went missing since the Bastar encounter on Saturday. 17 bodies were found on Sunday.(ANI)

A tip-off, 3-hour-long gunfight in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma; 22 soldiers killed

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 03:19 PM IST
Security forces were getting tip-offs that Madvi Hidma, a top Naxal leader, was hiding in Sukma. Hidma is linked with the 2013 Jhiram Ghati killings.
Union home minister Amit Shah.(ANI)
Union home minister Amit Shah.(ANI)

Amit Shah cuts short campaign after Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Home minister Amit Shah was scheduled to address three public rallies in Assam today including one each in Sarbhog, Bhabanipur and Jalukbari.
The encounter between Maoists and Chhattisgarh Police took place in the jungles of Abujhmad in Naryanpur district of Bastar region on Saturday.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The encounter between Maoists and Chhattisgarh Police took place in the jungles of Abujhmad in Naryanpur district of Bastar region on Saturday.(HT FILE PHOTO)

22 bodies of security personnel found at Chhattisgarh encounter site

Reported by Ritesh Mishra | Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 03:39 PM IST
The gunfight that broke out in Terram jungles along the borders of Bijapur and Sukma districts also resulted in the death of a suspected Maoist, officials said.
Doordarshan Cameraman Achyutanand Sahu's passes for various events that he had covered, hang at his residence in New Delhi, on Tuesday, October 30, 1018. Sahu died in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.(PTI Photo)
Doordarshan Cameraman Achyutanand Sahu's passes for various events that he had covered, hang at his residence in New Delhi, on Tuesday, October 30, 1018. Sahu died in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.(PTI Photo)

Must ensure security of mediapersons: Editors Guild after Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 12:08 AM IST
DD News Cameraman Achyutanand Sahu, sub inspector Rudra Pratap Singh and assistant constable Mangalu were killed in Dantewada district in the poll-bound Chhattisgarh.
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