Saturday, 23 March, 2019

CRPF personnel killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma

The rebels used a lot of explosives to blow up the vehicle an official said The rebels used a lot of explosives to blow up the vehicle an official said
Patty Aguilar | 13 March, 2018, 15:21

ASI RKS Tomar, constable Ajay Kumar Yadav, constable Manoranjan Lanka, constable Jitendra Singh, constable Shobhit Sharma, constable Manoj Singh, constable Dharmendra Singh, constable Chandra HS and head constable Lakshman lost their lives in the blast.

The CRPF personnel were on routine patrolling in Palodi in Kishtaram area of Sukma district when the Naxalites set off an improvised explosive device (IED), blowing up the vehicle at around 11 a.m., Sinha said. The injured personnel are being evacuated by helicopter to Raipur. Soon after the incident, the reinforcements were dispatched to the spot. Officials added that the first encounter took place at 8 am and later this contingent was targeted.

The site of the IED blast in Sukma.

Chief Minister Raman Singh condemned the "cowardly and shameful" attack and said the rebels were afraid that development works would put an end to their activities.

In a tweet, Mr Singh said, he has spoken to the Director General of CRPF regarding the incident and has asked him to leave for Chhattisgarh.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh the attack as "deeply distressing" and also bowed to the martyrs who lost their lives while "serving the nation". It reflects a deteriorating internal security situation due to flawed policies.

According to the Sukma police, around twelve jawans of the 212th battalion of CRPF were on board the anti-landmine vehicle.

Last April, in the biggest Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh in the last seven years, 25 jawans were killed and six injured in an ambush in the Burkapal area of Sukma.

Twelve jawans were killed on March 11 a year ago in the Bheji area of the district and their arms looted, when Maoist ambushed their patrol party.

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