Raipur, Mar 30 (PTI) A CRPF jawan was injured in the explosion of a pressure bomb, suspected to be planted by the Naxals, in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh today.

Sunderraj P, Deputy Inspector General, South Bastar, told Bhasha/PTI on phone that Lakshman Rao (29), a jawan of the 85th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force, was injured after stepping on a pressure bomb near Mahadev Ghat.

He was part of a CRPF team which had set out for Bhopalpatnam from Bijapur for patrolling, the DIG said.

Rao was shifted to Raipur for treatment, he said.

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