Sukma: Nobody knew Tadmetla in Konta tehsil of the district. When the news of the 76 jawans in the Naxalite encounter with CRPF jawans came up with shocking news in 2010, the discussion of Tadmetla started. The biggest Naxalite attack in Chhattisgarh was that of Tadmetla. The battalion (PLGA Battalion no 1) of Hijma, the master mind of the Bijapur encounter, carried out the Tadmetla scandal.
Bastar IG P. Sundar Raj told that PLGA Battalion no 1, considered the most powerful of the Naxalites, was involved in the encounter on Saturday. This battalion is of the infamous Naxalite Hidma. The same battalion of Naxalites had martyred 76 soldiers on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Tadmetla in Konta tehsil of Sukma district. P. Sundar Raj told that if seen, this battalion of Naxalites is involved in the major attack in Sukma. This incident has also happened in the police station Tarrem area located on the border of Bijapur and Sukma district.
According to information received from the intelligence and villagers with the police, in 3 tractors, the Naxals carried the bodies of their injured comrades and the slain Naxals and fled towards Jabbamarka and Gomguda villages. Police have found the body of a female Naxalite with INSAS rifle. The female Naxalite has been identified as Madavi Vanoja.
Such was the incident of Tadmetla’s giving of Ruh Kapa:
On April 5, 150 CRPF personnel had gone out from Sukma’s Chintalnar camp in search. While searching, he left for Tadmetla. All the soldiers walked many kilometers during the search in the dense forest and got tired. He was returning in the early hours of 6 April, when he saw that the culvert was broken. The jawans felt that the Naxalites had laid a landmine. The Naxalites started firing from the ridges of the mountains until they could understand. The soldiers also gave a befitting reply. However 150 soldiers were surrounded by Choro side by around 1000 Naxalites. 76 CRPF personnel were martyred in this encounter.