Chhattisgarh Encounter: Sikh CRPF Jawan Balraj Singh Took Off His Turban to Tie on Bleeding Leg of Fellow Soldier


A bullet is shot near Balraj Singh’s stomach

Raipur :

In Bijapur, Chhattisgarh Encounter with naxalites I was shooting bullets from all sides, the fellow was injured. In such a situation, a Sikh jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) took off his turban and tied it on the wound only when a bullet injured him.
Balraj Singh of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) of CRPF was sub-inspector Abhishek Pandey, with grenade shrapnel in his leg and bleeding. To stop that, Balraj opened his step. Both are currently hospitalized in Raipur and out of danger.

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400 Maoists surrounded the security forces in a “U-shape” along the border of Sukma and Bijapur districts. Balraj Singh, who has a bullet near his abdomen, said, “The master who did the first aid was stripping the soldiers of the STF, at that time a grenade exploded near our SI Sahab (Abhishek Pandey), who was injured by the pellets.” There was a lot of bleeding. I took off my turban and tied it around his wound. The encounter lasted for about five hours, he used UBGL, mortar and several Naxalites were also killed. ” He said, “I think more than 20 Naxalites have died, when we made a box and attacked them so that we could take out the wounded soldiers, then they started retreating.”

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Second CRPF commander Sandeep Dwivedi is also admitted in the hospital in Raipur. He said that “We came out for the operation at night after knowing about the presence of Maoists.” We arrived early in the morning. The encounter started while we were returning. Naxalites were aware of the movement of security forces. Our boys fought bravely but we suffered. They also suffered heavy losses. Their civilian team was tracing us. In this attack, CRPF lost eight soldiers including seven commandos of the Cobra battalion and a jawan of Bastaria battalion. Eight personnel of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and six personnel of the Special Task Force (STF) were also killed on duty.


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