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India: 22 held for hunting nilgai in Chhattisgarh

Korba, Aug 7 (PTI) Twenty-two people were held for killing a nilgai in a forest in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district, and the animal's carcass as well as four guns had been seized, an official said on Friday.

A tip off was received on August 3 about villagers hunting a nilgai (a large type of antelope) in Chando forest range after which the area was raided to nab the culprits, Lakshman Singh, Divisional Forest Officer, Balrampur division said.

Balrampur is some 450 kilometres from Raipur.

India: Local BJP leader killed in C'garh village

Korba, Aug 2 (PTI) A local BJP leader and former sarpanch was allegedly killed by his neighbour following an argument in Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday.

The accused, identified as Shivcharan Lahre (30), was arrested after he surrendered before the police after committing the crime on Saturday night, a local official said.

Jangir-Champa, a neighbouring district of Korba, is located around250 kms away from capital Raipur.

India: CRPF jawan held for raping tribal woman in Chhattisgarh

Sukma, Jul 30 (PTI) A 21-year-old tribal woman was allegedly raped by a CRPF jawan in Chhattisgarhs insurgency- hit Sukma district, police said on Thursday.

The accused, identified as Dulichand, a constable, was arrested on Thursday based on a complaint lodged by the victim and her parents, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.

The alleged incident took place near Dubbakota camp of the paramilitary forces under Dornapal police station area on July 27 when the victim had gone to graze cattle, he said.

India: Three Naxal terrorists held in Chhattisgarh s Sukma district

Sukma, Jul 28 (PTI) Three lower-rung Naxals were arrested from Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said on Tuesday.

The rebels, identified as Madkam Joga (23), Madvi Mukka (28) and Madvi Deva (32), were arrested from a forest near Kolaiguda village under Bheji police station limits on Monday, a police official here said.

A joint of team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the Special Task Force (STF) was involved in apprehending them, he added.

India: CAF jawan killed in Naxal terrorists' firing in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Jul 27 (PTI) A Chhattisgarh Armed Force jawan was killed after Naxals opened fire at security personnel guarding a police camp in a forest in Chhattisgarhs Narayanpur district on Monday, a senior official said.

The incident took place at around 8.30 am when the victim was on security duty at his units Kademeta camp under Chhote Dongar police station limits, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.

India: Naxal terror: 40 kg IED recovered in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, Jul 26 (PTI) A powerful 40 kg improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Maoists was recovered in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Sunday, police said.

The explosive, packed in a big plastic container, was unearthed by a joint team of various security forces on Basaguda-Tarrem road, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap said.

Personnel belonging to CRPF's 168th battalion, 204th battalion of CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action- an elite unit of CRPF) and the district force were involved in the operation, he said.

India: Locked in a room, 43 cows die of suffocation in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, Jul 25 (PTI) At least 43 cows died of suffocation in a small room of a panchayat building where they were allegedly locked in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, a senior official said on Saturday.

The deaths came to light this morning when villagers experienced a foul odour emanating from the room, and found that some of the cattle had died, said Bilaspur collector Saransh Mittar.

He said a total of 60 cows were locked in a room in the old panchayat building of Medpar village under Takhatpur development block.

India: RSS members hail C'garh govt's plan to buy cow dung

Raipur, Jul 8 (PTI) Members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have welcomed the Chhattisgarh government's decision to purchase cow dung from cattle rearers, but also demanded procurement of cow urine citing its benefits in farming.

Officer-bearers of 'Gau Gram Swavlamban Abhiyan Chhattisgarh', a drive being run mainly by the RSS workers, on Tuesday met Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and handed over a memorandum while hailing 'Gaudhan Nyay Yojna' to be launched from July 21 for procuring cow dung.

India: Cop killed in front of family by Naxal terrorists

Bijapur, Jul 2 (PTI) Naxals killed a policeman in front of his family members and injured his parents at their home in Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place in Maatwada village under Jangla police station limits late Wednesday night when assistant constable Somaru Poyam was at home on medical leave, Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap said.

Poyam, who was posted at Farsegarh police station in the district, was on medical leave since June 10, he said.

India: Woman abducted and raped in Chhattisgarh's Korba

Korba, Jun 24 (PTI) A 21-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and raped by a 32-year-old man in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, police said on Wednesday.

The main accused Bhaiyalal and two of his accomplices, who helped him abduct the woman, have been arrested, a police officer said.

The victim was abducted on June 19 night after she stepped out of her house to attend nature's call in a village under Pasaan police station limits, said Ram Kumar Rana, Station House Officer (SHO), Pasaan police station.

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