Bandipora encounter: Injured army personnel Chetan Cheeta airlifted to Delhi

| Updated: Feb 15, 2017 01:51 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 14 (ANI): Army personnel Chetan Cheeta, who got injured during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora in the wee hours on Tuesday, has been airlifted to Delhi. Commandant of the 45 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who sustained multiple gunshots during the gun battle is reportedly in a critical condition and admitted to AIIMS trauma centre. Earlier in the day, the CRPF informed that Cheeta was evacuated to Srinagar. "In an head-on encounter with LeT at Hajin,Sh Chetan Cheeta CO 45 Bn CRPF was hit with multiple gun shots & air lifted to 92BaseHosp Srinagar," CRPF tweeted. As many as three army personnel were killed and seven others injured in an encounter that took place between militants and security forces today in the Hajin area of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora. One LeT terrorist was also killed and the Indian Army officers recovered arms and ammunitions from the encounter site.(ANI)