According to the CRPF, all four dummies were planted with fake weapons like AKM and SLR to confuse the security forces
New Delhi: Naxals have adopted a new modus operandi to trap security forces in Chhattisgarh. On Thursday, Central Reserve Police force (CRPF) recovered dummies of naxals carrying fake wood weapons in Sukma. An IED was detected near one of the dummies, which was connected to a wire lying nearby. If the CRPF had fired, the IED would have blasted, injuring the jawans.
"During a search operation in the area in Chintagufa, four were dummies were found and placed by naxals within 100 metres, " a CRPF official said.
"Initially, a search operation was carried out in the area, and it was found that the first two were dummies but a third one was connected with IED of approximately 7 kg, buried under the mud and connected with a power source at a distance of about two metres. The IED was of pressure-release mechanism, that was connected with the dummy, " the official added. Later, the IED was demolished by CRPF.
According to the CRPF, all four dummies were planted with fake weapons like AKM and SLR to confuse the security forces. "Had it been low light or night time, the troops might have opened fire on seeing these dummies. This might have resulted in causing harm to our jawans in crossfire or injury by the IED, " the official said.
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