Fair
-4°CSat :Sunny. High: 1 Low: -4

IAF chopper attack: Crew leaves behind injured radio operator

IAF chopper attack: Crew leaves behind injured radio operator

Raipur: The Indian Air Force (IAF) M-17 crew, involved in a rescue operation in Naxal hit south Bastar, left behind an injured Chhattisgarh Police radio operator in the jungles after their helicopter developed technical problems during an evacuation operation.

The M-17 helicopter was forced to land in south Bastar after it evaded Naxal gunfire but developed hydraulic problems. The IAF crew left behind the operator and the damaged helicopter, raising a question mark on the decision of pilot and co-pilot.

After the crash-landing, the two IAF pilots an engineer and two Garuda commandos apparently made their way to the police-paramilitary camp at Chintagufa three km away, leaving behind the injured police personnel.

Central Reserve Police Force commandos located the helicopter and rescued the injured radio operator several hours later.

A police personnel was killed and another severely injured in a gun battle at Timilwara under Chintagufa police station on the Chhattisgarh-Andhra Pradesh border.

Mukesh Gupta, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), said ultras attacked the chopper when it was airlifting two injured security personnel in Dantewada district.

The senior police officer said during the mayhem, the helicopter was made to crash land at a nearby place and reason would be known later.

“They (Maoists) again fired on the helicopter when it was landing to airlift the injured. They also fired on our post. We fired back in retaliation. During the mayhem, the helicopter, the reason would be known later, was made to crash land at a nearby place,” he said.

 

Top Stories

Gautam_Gulatijpg_2_hvqpe

Bigg Boss 8: Gautam Gulati is the champ, say HT perusers

January-30-2015
Mainstream reality show Bigg Boss 8 is all situated for its excellent finale on January 31. Over the recent days, we saw
Microsoft_ap_2294854f

Microsoft dispatches new Outlook application for ios, Android clients

January-30-2015
Taking Gmail and other email applications head on, Microsoft has dispatched another Outlook application for ios and Android gadgets. The new application
vijender_2294869f

Harmed Vijender hauls out of National Games

January-30-2015
Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has hauled out of the 35th National Games beginning tomorrow in the wake of neglecting to recuperate
modi_twitter-624x351

PM Modi’s locations e-Governance gathering on Twitter, pushes for versatile first methodology

January-30-2015
In a to start with, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today decided to deliver his comments to the eighteenth National Conference on e-Governance
ayushmann

Hawaizaada Review: Ayushmann stars in an illogical and exhausting film, flies around in batsuit

January-30-2015
Hawaizaada cases to be the story of Shivkar Talpade, a Maharasthrian researcher from the 1860s, who apparently manufactured the world’s initially unmanned
arvind-kejriwal

Get prepared to serve Delhi and make it ok for ladies: Arvind Kejriwal to AAP unit

January-30-2015
New Delhi: In an endeavor to activate the Aam Aadmi Party unit, AAP boss Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday spoke to his gathering