CRPF jawan injured in encounter with Naxals in Maharashtra

Nagpur, June 26: A CRPF jawan was on Sunday,June 26 injured during an encounter with Naxals in a forest under Etapalli taluka of Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district.

The jawan, identified as Moolchand Tondre (28), sustained bullet injury near his cheeks but did not give up and continued firing on the Naxals in the Hadri forest area, the CRPF control room in Gadchiroli said.


The exchange of fire between the CRPF patrol party and the rebels lasted for some time, but the Naxals managed to escape from the scene.

Tondre was airlifted by a chopper and shifted to a city hospital for treatment, the CRPF said, adding some Naxals were also suspected to have been injured in the firing.


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