RAIPUR: Having been injured within the Maoist ambush, a Sikh safety personnel took off his turban to tie the injuries of a fellow jawan in the course of the encounter within the forests of Tarrem in restive Bijapur district in tribal Bastar area of Chhattisgarh.
Identified as constable Balraj Singh of CRPF’s elite Commando Battalion for resolute Action (CoBRA), the commando was hit by bullet throughout Saturday’s Maoist assault and is presently underneath therapy at a hospital in state capital. As the injured jawans have been struggling for assist, the Sikh jawan took off his turban to tie the injuries of the fellow personnel.
Speaking to TOI, Balraj who sustained bullet damage on his abdomen stated, “We were firing back during the encounter after taking our positions when Maoists attacked us with UBGL that left my fellow personnel sub-inspector Abhishek Pande severely wounded. He was right beside me and his leg was profusely bleeding. A thought passed my mind, he would die if bleeding doesn’t stop. I looked for first-aid but it was exhausted as was used for other injured jawans.”
The courageous soldier additional stated, “Seeing no way out, I took out my turban, tore it apart and tied it around the leg of my colleague. The bleeding stopped and Pande was back to firing. The encounter was so fierce and we fought valiantly leaving many Maoists neutralized and injured.”
Minutes later, Balraj took a result in break the ambush and went out firing the bullets, it was then he was shot at and a bullet crossed his stomach.
The physician treating Balraj stated that he was out of hazard and can be prepared to return dwelling however the physician stated it will be too quickly to think about them again on the battleground anytime sooner.
According to Special Director General of Police Rajinder Kumar Vij, some of the injured jawans had instructed this incident to him when he met them. The senior police officer additionally took to twitter to salute the Sikh Jawan.
SI Pande whose life Balraj saved can be out of hazard and is recuperating at one other personal hospital in Raipur.
Meanwhile, a CRPF officer Sandeep Dwivedi, who’s present process therapy on the hospital, instructed reporters that Maoists apparently had prior data concerning the motion of safety forces.
“We had left for the operation in the night following information about presence of Maoists.The ambush took place while we were returning. It was a surprise attack but our personnel fought back and managed to break their ambush. We had suffered losses but we also inflicted causalities on the rebel side”, he stated. He stated the heavy presence of Maoist cadres and the best way it was executed signifies the Maoists apparently had prior details about the motion of safety forces.