CRPF jawan injured in IED blast in Bijapur

Bijapur, Sep 02: A jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was injured when a pressure improvised explosive device (IED), planted by Naxals, exploded in Bijapur district on Thursday, police said.
The incident occurred around 11.30 am on Awapalli-Basaguda route under Basaguda police station limits, where a team from the CRPF’s 168th battalion was out on a road security and area domination operation, a senior official said. When the patrolling team was cordoning off the route near Timmapur village, head constable Shilachand Minj inadvertently stepped on the pressure IED connection, triggering the blast, he said. The jawan, who sustained injuries on his legs, was shifted to the CRPF’s local field hospital, where his condition is stated to be out of danger, the official said. A search operation is currently underway in the area, he added.

Koriya SP to get award for innovative ideas in policing

Koriya: Koriya district Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh has been selected for the ‘International Association of Chiefs of Police’ award for bringing innovative ideas in policing and a positive change in society through his work. The IPS officer, who was posted in the severe insurgency-hit Bastar region of the state for a long time, in a release on Thursday said the award will be presented to him during the annual programme of the not-for-profit organisation at Texas in the US in October 2022.
The IACP is a professional association based in Virginia for law enforcement worldwide and it every year recognises outstanding initiatives undertaken by law enforcement agencies across the world.

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