Security forces repelled a Maoist attack and recovered barrel grenade launcher (BGL) and underbarrel grenade launcher (UBGL) shells in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday.
No casualties were reported. The shooting took place in Tekametapara below the boundaries of Gangaloor police station on Saturday, a senior police officer said.
“The Ultras ambushed near Tekametapara and when the security forces reached the area they opened indiscriminate fire and also launched BGL as well as UBGL shells. As the security personnel launched a retaliatory action, the Naxals fled the scene taking cover from the villagers and the populated area,” the officer said.
During the search of the area, forces recovered BGL and UBGL shells, electrical wire, spent bullet cartridges and Naxal literature.
Acting on inputs regarding the presence of ultras in large numbers in villages near the border of Bijapur and Dantewada districts, a team from District Reserve Guard (DRG), Danteshwari Fighters, Bijapur DRG, Special Task Force (STF) and the elite CRPF unit The Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) was dispatched to the area for a search operation, the officer said.
As the team reached the area close to Dhobighat and Lohagaon near the border area, the ultras opened fire on the security personnel after which a retaliatory action was launched, he said.
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