Chhattisgarh: Tributes paid to CRPF sniffer dog Cracker

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Apr. 8 (ANI): Tributes were paid to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) sniffer dog Cracker who lost his life in an Improvised explosive device (IED) blast by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur yesterday.

A CRPF jawan was also injured after a pressure IED blasted near Chinna Kodepal area, two kilometers away from Chinnakodepal camp of 170 Battalion here.

The IED blast was triggered by Maoists at around 4: 20 p.m., when the Road Opening Party (ROP) was closing back to the camp.

The sniffer dog died on the spot, whereas the dog handler Commandant B. Bhanu Prakash Reddy received minor splinter injury in his hand. (ANI)