RAIPUR: Two District Reserve Guards (DRG) personnel sustained minor injuries on Monday when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Maoists exploded in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.
The jawans were out on anti-Maoist operation and were recovering IEDs plants by the ultras to hurt security personnel. They had recovered six IEDs from separate places in Katekalyan forest but one went off before it was spotted.
Police said that acting on a specific input about presence of Maoists in Marjum village, a team of DRG jawans had launched a search operation on Sunday night. But the villagers had perhaps alerted the ultras and they fled the spot minutes before DRG team raided the village.
In the escape bid, the ultras left behind three IEDs weighing five kilograms each. The incident took place on Monday morning around 10.30 in forests when the team was on its way back to base.
The security personnel had also recovered three more IEDs planted in the forest of Kalepal and each weighed two kilograms. AS they were marching back to base, one of the jawans stepped on a pressure IED that exploded immediately due to the pressure.Two jawans sustained injuries due to the blast which were minor in nature. They were admitted at hospital and then referred to Jagdalpur hospital.The injured personnel were identified as inspector Badru Potam and constable Suresh Nag.The recovered IEDs were diffused by the bomb disposal squad.