CRPF jawans donate blood to save injured Naxal in Jharkhand

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Jamshedpur: A senior police officer of Jharkhand said three CRPF personnel donated blood to help save the life of a woman Naxal on February 14 injured in encounter.

The woman Naxal was shot at during an encounter in Singhbhum district.

Superintendent of Police Chandan Kumar Jha said the operation was carried out after getting specific information that nearly 24 Maoists, led by Kande Honhaga, the self-styled sub-zonal commander of the ultra group, had assembled to execute a “plan”.

He said the security personnel surrounded the jungle from two sides but the ultras kept firing at them forcing a retaliation.

The security personnel then spotted a profusely bleeding woman during a search operation launched by them.

She had suffered bullet injuries on her left leg, he said. The Naxal woman was rushed to Sonua Primary Health Centre before being shifted to Sadar Hospital, Chaibasa.

Police sources said ASI Pankaj Sharma, Head Constable Bichitra Kumar Swain and Constable Birbahadur Yadav donated blood to help save her life.

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