Cop injured in encounter with Maoists

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bargarh, May 6:

A sub inspector was seriously injured during an encounter between the Maoists and the Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel inside a forested area near Mohanpalli under Jharbandh police station in Odisha’s Bargarh district on Monday night.

According to reports, the SOG personnel and the police began a joint combing operation led by sub inspector of Gaisilat M Kisko in the forest area in the afternoon following information about the presence of a Maoist group.

While the operation was underway, the Maoists suddenly opened fire at the security personnel in which Kisko was seriously injured.

The encounter took place between 8 PM and 9 PM, the reports said.

The SI, who sustained bullet injuries on his back, was rushed to Padmapur hospital from where he was shifted to Ramkrishna Hospital in Raipur. His condition is stated to be critical.

Sources said, the SOG personnel who had surrounded the forest area, following the encounter, began search operations this morning.

There is no clear information on whether there has been any casualty on the Maoists’ side during the encounter.

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