Bijapur: Nearly two weeks after an anti-Naxal operation by the CRPF forces in the Basaguda village in Bastar region in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh killed 16 people, the central reserve force is facing allegations of killing innocents.
Basaguda village today looks haunted with fallen trees and messages nailed to them. It looks haunted by the June 29 encounter, in which 22-year-old Sariah lost his brother-in-law.
He recounts the horror of the encounter night, walking to the spot where he says villagers had gathered for a meeting to discuss preparations for a local "beenj festival".
He vehemently refutes the CRPF's claim that a few Naxals were present amongst them....more
08:45 AM, Jul 10, 2012