Naxals kill 3 cops in Chhattisgarh; 3 more missing

Suspected Naxals killed three policemen, including an officer, in Chhattisgarh`s Bijapur district.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2010, 23:26 PM IST

Raipur: Suspected Naxals killed three
policemen, including an officer, in Chhattisgarh`s Bijapur
district, while three other members of a police team were
missing, police said on Monday.

Bodies of Assistant Police Inspector Sablu Bhagat,
Havaldar Vidhan Tirkey and Constable B Topo were recovered
from the forests near Dipla village under Bhopalpatnam police
station area, Additional Director General Ramnivas told PTI.

Constables Subhash Patre, Nandlal Kaushik and Narendra
Bhosle are missing. All six were part of a police team that
had left for Bhadrakali police station from Bhopalpatnam
yesterday, he said.

Police suspect that Maoists were behind the killings,
Ramnivas said, adding a team have been dispatched to locate
the missing personnel, the top officer said.

Meanwhile, Bijapur district police officials said a jawan
attached to Bhadrakali police station is missing for the last
four days. A search has been launched to trace the jawan,
Dularam Sodhi, they added.

PTI