- Two SOG jawans were injured in an encounter with Maoists on Saturday
- Odisha DGP Abhay airlifted both the jawans with his helicopter
- Odisha DGP Abhay went on tour to Malkangiri and Koraput districts
- Changed his schedule, DGP went to pick up the injured jawans, rushed to AIIMS Bhubaneswar
Two soldiers of the Special Operation Group (SOG) of the police were injured on Saturday in an encounter with Maoists in the forests bordering Boudh and Kandhamal districts of Odisha. He has been started treatment at the local PHC. The soldiers were undergoing treatment, when the people of Odisha went on a tour of Malkangiri and Koraput districts. DGP Abhay came to know about the injured soldiers. He immediately changed his schedule and diverted his helicopter towards Boudh to airlift the injured jawans.
Odisha Police According to reports, the DGP along with senior police officers had visited Malkangiri and Koraput districts to review the anti-LWE works. During this, when he reached Sunabeda, he came to know about the injured soldiers. The DGP immediately changed his schedule and reached Padelpara in Boudh. The two injured jawans have been airlifted to Bhubaneswar with the help of a doctor.
Both the commandos recruited in AIIMS Bhubaneswar
Both the commandos are undergoing treatment at AIIMS Bhubaneswar and their condition is said to be stable. On the other hand, the police said in a statement that the operation has been intensified in the area. DGP Abhay said, “On Saturday morning there was a gunfight between SOG jawans of Odisha Police and Naxalites under Gochapara police station in Kandhamal district. Two of our jawans were injured and we got information that some Naxalites were also injured.
DGP thanked BSF, pilot and doctor
The DGP said, ‘I want to thank the BSF and their pilot. The chopper was not on duty for this service, rather it was engaged for the Odisha Police’s tour program of Malkangiri and Koraput. The DGP said that an IAF (Indian Air Force) helicopter was also needed, but could not be called due to bad weather. However, the BSF pilot immediately took an alternate route and made a landing at a very small place named Padelpara and successfully airlifted the injured jawans. He also thanked the doctor of Kantmal PHC, who immediately appeared for the service without changing the dress.