Published: Sat, March 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Wreath laying ceremony of soldiers killed in Sukma Naxal attack

Wreath laying ceremony of soldiers killed in Sukma Naxal attack

All the personnel were killed due to the impact of the blast even as many were thrown out of the vehicle, officials said. He also said the government wanted to arm the security forces with the latest equipment.

A large number of people on Wednesday bade a tearful farewell to Central Reserve Police Force jawans Ramkishan Singh Tomar and Jitendra Singh who laid down their lives during Maoist attack in Sukma forests in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.

"Failed intelligence mechanism, a lack of political will and (shortage of) resources to security forces have led to an increase in the Maoist violence", state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel and Leader of Opposition T S Singhdeo told reporters. We are pained over the incident and at the same time taking this as a challenge. The three CRPF personnel hailed from Uttar Pradesh.

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

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On arrival, the martyr's body was placed on a stage with full honours. He was speaking at the headquarters of 4th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force in the Mana Camp area here early this morning.

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.

The incident took place when CRPF jawans were conducting an operation in a forest in the district when the blast took place, ripping apart their Mine-Protected Vehicle (MPV).

On Tuesday too, CRPF's elite CoBRA commandos had averted an ambush around 8 am in Palodi area, which is close to Andhra-Telangana border, but another team of 212th battalion, which was moving in a convoy of motorcycles and two MPVs, was targeted using an IED.

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