Raipur: Several security personnel were injured in an encounter with the Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday while voting continued in 20 assembly segments of the state.
The exchange of fire continued for around 20 minutes in a forest between Tadmetla and Duled villages.
Jawans of the 206 CoBRA Battalion deployed in the forest area to provide security to the election party in the Minpa village of Dakshin Bastar Dantewada district were involved in this encounter.
On Tuesday morning, in another incident, a CRPF CoBRA personnel on election duty was injured in an IED blast triggered by the Maoists in the Tondamarka area of Sukma.
Polling was held in 20 of Chhattisgarh’s 90 assembly seats on Tuesday. Twelve of these assembly segments are located in the Maoist-hit Bastar region. So, around 60,000 security personnel were deployed in the area for the proper conduct of polls.