Three cops killed in encounter with poachers in Guna

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Three cops killed in encounter with poachers in Guna

Guna  : Three policemen, including a Sub-Inspector, were killed in an encounter between police and poachers in the Aaron police station area of Guna, Madhya Pradesh. The bodies of the three policemen have been brought to the district hospital. The driver involved in the police team is seriously injured. The incident took place between 3 am and 4 am on Saturday. The Chief Minister has called a high-level meeting in this regard.

Aaron Police had received information that poachers had hunted black bug deer and peacock in the forest of Maunwara beyond the culvert of Shahrok village. Seven police personnel including SI Rajkumar Jatav, Head Constable Neeraj Bhargava and Constable Santram Meena left for the forest on two four-wheelers and one bike from the police station. The police caught two-three poachers who came from four motorcycles. Then their accomplice, who came from behind, started firing.

Policemen Rajkumar Jatav, Neeraj Bhargava and Santram were killed in this encounter. Police reached the spot and recovered the carcasses of deer and peacock from the spot. The accused are on the run. SP Rajeev Kumar Mishra says that information about the departure of miscreants was received from Saga Barkheda. 3-4 police teams were deployed for their siege. In the forest of Shahrok, miscreants were seen going on 4-5 bikes. When the police laid siege, they started firing. The police also retaliated.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called an emergency high-level meeting at 9:30 am on this incident in Guna. Several high profile police officers including Home Minister Narottam Mishra, CS, PS Home, PS Chief Minister are part of the meeting. The DGP and senior officials of Guna administration are also virtually attending with the meeting.

Home Minister Narottam Mishra has said that three brave members of our family have died. Whoever the culprit is, one cannot escape from the police. Strict action has been instructed, strictest action will be taken. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is personally monitoring the incident.