CRPF exchanges fire with naxalites in Sukma

Raipur: A gun-battle took place between CoBRA forces and Naxalites in a dense forest of Chhattisgarh’s worst insurgency-hit Sukma district today, police said.

A squad of 208 battalion of Compact Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), an elite unit of CRPF, was patrolling in Bhejji police station area, when naxalites hiding in the forest opened indiscriminate fire on them near Regargatta village, Sukma Superintendent of Police D Shrawan told PTI.

The exchange of fire continued for around half an hour, when, on growing police pressure, the guerrillas fled into the core forests, he said. No harm was reported to either end in the skirmish, he said.

Some naxal-related materials were reported to be recovered after the encounter but the details will be known once the patrol will reach back to its camp, the SP added.