Bhilai, Oct 08: A jawan of Border Security Force was injured in an IED explosion which was triggered by the Maoists in the naxal infested area of Kanker district in Chhattisgarh. The red-rebels had planted the Improvised Explosive Devices in a series to inflict heavy casualties on the security forces and locals. The vigilant troops of BSF foiled this naxal bid by tracing, unearthing and destroying the second IED. They discovered that the naxals had packed the explosives in a pressure cooker with a remote control detonation system.
The incident occurred on the road connecting village Markanar to Dhutta in the remote areas of Kanker. The jawans of 30th BSF Battalion positioned at Company Operated Base (COB) in Dhutta were conducting a road-search operation when an IED planted by naxals exploded. A BSF jawan suffered minor injuries in this incident. The injured jawan was immediately shifted to the hospital. The area was immediately cordoned off and scanned by the Bomb Disposal Squad of BSF. The Bomb Squad recovered a powerful pressure cooker RCIED (Remote Control Improvised Explosive Device) weighing around 08 kgs. The bomb was cautiously destroyed by the bomb disposal squad of the BSF Regional Headquarters, Kanker. The entire area is being sanitized
It needs to be mentioned here that a weekly market is held at Koylibeda on Friday. This market witnesses heavy footfall of locals who visit here for shopping. Had the Border Security Force not recovered the IED on time, a huge loss of life and property would have occurred.
The Maoists are losing their influence in Kanker subsequent to the deployment of the Border Security Force. The naxals are making such cowardly attempts to make their presence felt but the brave jawans and infallible intelligence of the Border Security Force is repeatedly foiling the naxal bids.
On this success, Inspector General Indraj Singh (BSF Special Operations, Chhattisgarh) congratulated all the BSF officers and personnel. He reiterated the commitment to bravely counter the insurgents and protect the common people.