Leaders from all walks of life unite to condemn horrific attack on CRPF by Naxals in Chhattisgarh
Several political leaders condemned the major Maoist attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, in which 23 staff were killed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Interior Amit Shah. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan were among the key leaders to condemn the attack on CRPF soldiers. Speaking of the deaths of security personnel, Modi said on Saturday that their sacrifices would never be forgotten.
âMy thoughts are with the families of those who were martyred while fighting the Maoists in Chhattisgarh. The sacrifices of the brave martyrs will never be forgotten. Let the injured recover as soon as possible, âModi said in a tweet.
Shah halted his election campaign in Assam on Sunday and has returned to Delhi following the killing of security personnel by Naxals in Chhattisgarh, officials said. An Interior Ministry official said Shah was returning to the nation’s capital and could hold a meeting with senior ministry officials to review the situation in Chhattisgarh. Shah Sunday offered his condolences on the deaths of the security personnel and said their value will never be forgotten.
Shah also said that the government will continue its fight against these enemies of peace and progress.
âI bow to the sacrifices of our courageous security personnel martyred while fighting the Maoists in Chhattisgarh. The nation will never forget their value. My condolences go out to their families. We will continue our fight against these enemies of peace and progress. May the injured recover soon, “he said in a tweet. Shah said on Sunday that a proper response would be given to those responsible for the Naxal attack in Chhatisgarh at an appropriate time. He also said the Search operations continued in Chhattisgarh after the encounter.
âAs for the numbers, both sides have suffered losses and the exact casualty numbers cannot be determined immediately,â Shah said, after cutting his election campaign in Assam short.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi said all were united in the determination to fight naxalism and that her party government in Chhattisgarh would continue to provide all assistance to the paramilitary forces to tackle the threat with all rigor. . In a statement, she said the entire country bowed to the martyrdom of the jawans killed in the horrific attack.
âI pay tribute to these jawans who gave their lives and offer my sincere condolences to their families. The nation owes them a huge debt of gratitude.
“I fervently hope for the return of our fallen soldiers and look forward to the full recovery of the wounded,” Gandhi said.
âWe are united in our determination to fight naxalism. The congressional government of Chhattisgarh will continue to provide all assistance to our central paramilitary forces in the fight against naxalism with all rigor, âshe added.
Kerala CM Vijayan offered condolences to the deaths of soldiers in the attack and said: âCondemn the Maoist attack on security personnel
to Chhattisgarh, unequivocally. There can be no room for armed rebellion in a democracy. Violence must be abandoned, democratic and peaceful means must be maintained to strengthen our democracy, he added.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal regretted the deaths of security personnel and prayed for the recovery of the injured and the safe return of those still missing. âMy homage to the immortal martyrdom of the country’s jawans during the attack on Naxal in Chhatisgarh. I wish a speedy recovery to the jaws injured in the attack. The search by our security forces for missing jawans is underway. I pray to God for their safe return, âKejriwal said.
A group of around 400 Maoists ambushed security personnel who were part of a large contingent deployed for a special operation, resulting in the deaths of 23 people and injuries to 30 others, official sources said on Sunday.
They said the contingent of around 1,500 troops from CRPF CoBRA’s specialized jungle warfare unit, some teams from its regular battalions, one unit from its Bastariya battalion, the District Reserve Guard (DRG) affiliated with the Chhattisgarh Police and others had launched a search and destroy operation. along the Bijapur-Sukma district border around noon after receiving information of the presence of some Maoists in the area. At least 400 naxals, said an officer, led by the most wanted Maoist commander and leader of the so-called “People’s Liberation Guerrilla Battalion (PLGA) No. 1” – Hidma – and his associate Sujatha are believed to be at the origin of the ambush on Saturday. which took place in an area which is a stronghold of the ultras because of the difficult terrain, large expanses of forests and the reduced number of security forces camps.
(With PTI entries)