Rajnath Singh pays tribute to CRPF martyrs, terms Sukma attack a ‘cold blooded murder’

04/25/2017

CHHATTISGARH (INDIA), Apr. 25: Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh termed the Maoist ambush on the CRPF patrol in Sukma on Monday that led to the death of 25 jawans a ‘cold blooded murder.’ He told reporters in Raipur on Tuesday that it was an act of cowardice and that the sacrifice of the CRPF personnel will not go in vain.

“Centre and the state government will work together and take action. This is an act of desperation,” Singh said while seated alongside chief minister Raman Singh. The minister confirmed that the Centre has decided to revise the Left-wing extremism (LWE) strategy if need be. Separately, a meeting of officials of various state governments has been called on May 8.

Rajnath, Raman and MoS Hansraj Ahir paid tributes to the 25 CRPF jawans at a wreath-laying ceremony at the headquarters of the 4th battalion of Chhattisgarh Armed Force in Mana camp area. Rajnath also held a meeting with the chief minister and other senior officials of the state. He met the injured personnel at the Ramkrishna Care Hospital.

The attack in Sukma was the deadliest on security forces since 2010 and follows a similar ambush in March in which 13 CRPF personnel were killed. The personnel, all from the 74th Battalion, came under the ambush when they came out of their camp to secure an under-construction road in south Sukma. In 2010, a Maoist attack in Sukma had claimed the lives of 76 CRPF men.

Those killed at the spot on Monday in Sukma were Inspector Raghubir Singh, sub-inspector KK Das, three assistant sub-inspectors, five head constables and fourteen constables.(TIE)

 

Related News

India, France ink €7.87 billion agreement for 36 Rafales

NEW DELHI, 23 Sept : India and France on Friday concluded an Inter-Governmental Agreement for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of €7.87 billion, the first fighter aircraft deal since the purchase of Sukhois from Russia in the late 90’s. The deal was signed by Defence…

Let's fight battle to build a better nation and see who wins: PM Modi to Pakistan

Mohua Chatterjee| TNN | Updated: Sep 24 : KOZHIKODE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday broke his silence on the Uri terror attack and tore into Pakistan for its role in supporting terror in the region. At his first public rally since the Uri incident, PM Modi challenged Pakistan - not at conventional war - but in…

Terror as state policy is war crime, Shah tells Pakistan

KOZHIKODE,September 25 : The BJP on Sunday reinforced Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message to Pakistan, with party president tabling a statement on the terrorist attack on Uri, positing it as one in a decade-and-a-half of terror strikes against India by Pakistan. BJP president Amit Shah described Pakistan as a country…

Pakistan not getting support in UN on surgical strikes issue: Akbaruddin

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 1 : India has said that Pakistan approaching the United Nations on the issue of surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the LoC has not found any resonance in the world body and rejected claims that the UN mission monitoring ceasefire “has not directly observed” any firing…

Pakistan still in anaesthesia after surgery, says Parrikar

DEHRADUN/NEW DELHI, Oct, 2 : Pakistan is like a patient who has been given anaesthesia and doesn’t know that surgery has already been done on him, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. The Minister’s remarks are first comments from a member of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) following the…

Baramulla: It was a terror attack, not a case of friendly fire, says Indian BSF

NEW DELHI, Oct. 4 : The Indian BSF denied reports of "friendly fire" resulting in casualties during the terror attack on the Baramulla camp even as speculation swirled about tense nerves leading to firing late on Sunday night. The border force said terrorists struck at a joint Army-BSF camp and this claimed the life of one…

Video

Find Us on Facebook

From Social

Tokyo (Japan), Sept. 13: A new leadership assumed responsibilities at the Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA), Japan on Sunday. The new office bearers took oath of office and secrecy after a long fought battle resulting from dissatisfaction from those who…

Lama led officials assume responsibility in NRNA Japan