Raman Singh: Sukma attack undertaken in retaliation

17 March, 2018, 02:06 | Author: Bert Pena
  • 8 CRPF men killed in Naxal attack in Sukma

The last rites would be performed with full state honours in his village on Wednesday, said family sources.

The deadly attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on 13 March in Sukma is the latest example of Maoists' attempt to disrupt the road network being laid there. He said, "Our jawans sacrificed their lives while fighting a tough battle. Naxals know they can not take on us face to face any more so they are using bombs to target vehicles on road". Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, tweeted the Maoist attack is "deeply distressing". But "thinking that, if any untoward incident happened with the DRG, he would be held responsible, Dhar finally chose to send a team of 212 battalion with the Sukma S.P. It was the biggest mistake", Dinakaran said. To a question on yesterday's Naxal attack, he said there was no lack of intelligence inputs.

Four CRPF personnel have also been injured in the attack.

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The only thing that she has been asking is where her son "Manua" is, said a villager.

"Every (Naxal-affected) state has been taking the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) as a challenge". He was speaking at the headquarters of 4th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force in the Mana Camp area here early this morning. The CRPF jawans were conducting an operation in a forest in the district when the blast took place, ripping apart their Mine-Protected Vehicle (MPV). The victims were from to the CRPF's 212th battalion.

The Maoists used a huge quantity of explosives to blow up the vehicle; multiple improvised explosive devices were concealed under the dirt track, a senior official said.

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