District SP Sunil Chowdhury said that joint security forces were involved in a fierce gunbattle with the Maoists in Goaltore area's Metla forest since last night during which R L Reddy and Bijoy Mahalakshmi were shot at in the morning.
The two jawans have been rushed to the district hospital in a critical condition, he said.
Police suspect that some Maoists have also been injured in the exchange of gun fire.
Midnapore: Two CRPF jawans were Monday seriously injured after being shot at by Maoists during a combing operation in the forests of West Midnapore district.
First Published: Monday, October 01, 2012, 09:50