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C'garh: 3 CRPF jawans hurt as grenade launcher shell explodes

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Three CRPF jawans were today injured, one of them critically, when a shell of an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) accidentally exploded at a paramilitary camp in district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

The incident took place this morning at the camp of 111th battalion of the (CRPF) in Aranpur when the jawans were being issued arms and ammunition for the anti-naxal operation duty, of Police (south Bastar range) Sundarraj P told

"As per preliminary information, three constables identified as S Sornapalan, M Gyan and Ram Singh, belonging to CRPF's 111th battalion sustained after the shell of an UBGL (fitted with automatic rifles) accidentally exploded," he said.

Soon after the incident, the injured jawans were rushed to a local hospital, where the condition of Sornapalan was said to be critical, he said.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 12:25 IST