Live: Rajnath Dubs Attack on CRPF Jawans “Cold-Blooded Murder”
The mortal remains of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in Sukma Naxal attack arrived in Mana camp on Tuesday.
- Mamata Banerjee announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation for families of the martyrs
- Congress leader Digvijaya Singh accused CM Raman Singh and the BJP of having entered into a compromise with the Naxals
- Rajnath visited injured jawans in hospital on Tuesday
- Mortal remains of slain CRPF men flown to Mana
- Sukma attack condemned as worst Naxal attack in 7 years
HM Rajnath Asks DG CRPF to Stay Put in Chhattisgarh
The home minister asked acting director general of the CRPF, Sudeep Lakhtakia and senior security advisor in the home ministry, K Vijay Kumar to stay put in Chhattisgarh to ensure coordinated operations against the Naxals. The National Human Rights Commission has also condemned the attack.
CRPF Jawans Were Having Lunch When Maoists Ambushed Them
The jawans were having lunch when a hail of bullets and grenades hit them fatally.
A party of about 36 troops, out of the total 99, came under the first assault after they had ventured out from Burkapal on Monday to sanitise and provide protection to a 5.5-km long road construction work connecting Chitagufa in the said district, officials said.
The Maoists squad "very discreetly with the aid of locals" kept tracking the movement of the troops when one party of 36, out of the total three, sat down for launch, the strong squad of Naxals, possessing sophisticated weapons, took them by surprise and rained heavy gun fire, they said.
Sukma Attack An Act of Cowardice: Javadekar
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday condemned the attack as an act of cowardice.
Since their strength is getting reduced they are doing such things. This is a strategy of cowards. This is a cowardly attack...as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, this sacrifice will not go waste.Prakash Javadekar
Mamata Banerjee, Tamil Nadu Govt Announce Compensation For Martyrs' Families
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the martyrs. She also promised jobs to family members of the jawans who lost their lives.
Tamil Nadu government also announced Rs 20 lakh each for the four CRPF personnel from the state who lost their lives in the attack.
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