Bijapur Encounter

  • Bijapur encounter: Govt concedes innocent villagers died in gunbattle May 21, 2013

    Over 48 hours since the Bijapur encounter, the government has conceded that those killed were innocent villagers, not Naxals. One COBRA personnel and seven villagers were killed in an encounter at Ehadsameta village of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh late Friday night. CRPF and state police involved in the operation had...
  • Bijapur encounter: Govt meet on Naxals today July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Two weeks after the controversial 'Naxal' encounter in Bijapur of Chhattisgarh, that allegedly left innocent villagers dead, the Union Home Ministry has finally woken up. It has called for a meeting of nine Naxal-affected states and the paramilitary forces to discuss the use of villagers as human shields...
  • Chidambaram to meet Naxal-affected state govts July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Facing severe criticism over the Bijapur encounter in Chhattisgarh where some civilians including minors were allegedly gunned down by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel during an anti-Naxal operation, the Union Home Ministry has called a meeting to discuss standard operating procedures (SOPs) to deal with human...
  • Congress, Chidambaram differ over Naxal killing July 4, 2012

    Raipur/New Delhi: The divide between the Congress party and the state government over the killings in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur have deepened with a report by the former saying that innocent children were killed in the crossfire. The report by the Congress committee disagrees with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Union Home...