5 security personnel martyred in encounter with Maoists in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh; PM says, sacrifice of brave martyrs will never be forgotten

The number of security personnel injured in the encounter in Chhattisgarh has increased to 24. The encounter took place between security forces and Maoists in Jagargunda area of Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district yesterday. 

In this gun battle, five security personnel were martyred. Police also recovered bodies of two Maoists, including a female rebel, from the spot. Meanwhile, 24 injured jawans have been brought to Bijapur district headquarters. Out of these, seven criticality injured jawans have been airlifted to the capital Raipur for better treatment.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his thoughts are with the families of those martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. In a tweet, Prime Minister said the sacrifice of the brave martyrs will never be forgotten. He wished speedy recovery of those injured.

Home Minister Amit Shah has paid tributes to the sacrifices of brave security personnel martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. In his message, Mr Shah said that the Nation will never forget the valour of our brave security personnel. 

He extended condolences to the families of the martyred and wished for speedy recovery of those injured. The Home Minister also asserted that the country will continue it’s fight against the enemies of peace & progress.

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