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Chhattisgarh: policeman, son injured in Naxal attack

Last Updated: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 00:42

Raipur: Naxals on Wednesday shot at a policeman and his son, injuring both critically, in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.

Bastar SP, B L Meena, told PTI over phone that a group of Naxals attacked Assistant Sub-inspector of police Prakash Shukla (52) and his son Punit (21) when the two were riding a motorbike to Mardum.

Naxals opened fire on them at a point four km outside Mardum.

Both were injured but Prakash kept riding and reached the police station. They were later taken to a hospital in Raipur.

In another Naxal-related incident, Kanker district police discovered a 15-kg tiffin bomb planted along the roadside between Badgaon Police Station and Metagaon.

The bomb was defused, said Kanker SP, C D Tandon.


First Published: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 00:11
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