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Attacked by naxalites, constable snatches pistol from them

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A security personnel snatched a firearm from one of five naxalites who attacked him in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district and fired at the ultras, forcing them to flee, the police has said.

According to a police official, constable Bhimaram Kunjam had gone to Hitwar village in Kuakonda yesterday to collect some information, when five naxalites, masquerading as villagers, attacked him.

Undaunted, Kunjam snatched the pistol and fired at them, forcing them to retreat, the official said, adding, the pistol belonged to a sub-inspector who was killed in a Naxal attack in Kuakonda on February 28, 2014.

Superintendent of Police Kamalochan Kashyap has announced an award of Rs 10,000 for Kunjam, the police official said.

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 09:48 IST