More than a dozen security personnel are missing after an encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur that had killed five jawans, according to officials. They said on Sunday that search teams have been sent to the remote encounter site to look for personnel from District Reserve Guard (DRG), the Special Task Force (STF) and CRPF’s elite unit CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action).
Sources told News18 that “worst is feared” as casualties could rise. In the fierce encounter between security forces and Naxals on Saturday, five jawan were killed and 20 were injured. The forces also gunned down 12 Naxals and recovered an Insas rifle.