Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Ten security personnel and a driver were allegedly killed in an IED blast by Naxals in Dantewada on Wednesday, as reported.
The policemen were part of the District Reserve Guard (DRG), a special group of the Chhattisgarh police comprised largely of indigenous tribals trained to battle Maoists.
As per The Indian Express reports, CM Bhupesh Baghel, while speaking to the media said, “There is such information with us. It is very saddening. My condolences to the bereaved families. This fight is in its last stage. Naxals won’t be spared.”
Following the bizarre attack, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and extended support in all possible way.
CM Bhupesh Baghel tweet:
The news of the martyrdom of our 10 DRG jawans and a driver due to IED blast on the DRG force which had arrived for anti-Naxal operation on the information of the presence of Maoist cadre under Aranpur police station area of Dantewada is very sad. We all the people of the state, pay our respects to him. We all share in the grief of their families. May his soul rest in peace.
दंतेवाड़ा के थाना अरनपुर क्षेत्र अंतर्गत माओवादी कैडर की उपस्थिति की सूचना पर नक्सल विरोधी अभियान के लिए पहुंचे डीआरजी बल पर आईईडी विस्फोट से हमारे 10 डीआरजी जवान एवं एक चालक के शहीद होने का समाचार बेहद दुखद है।
हम सब प्रदेशवासी उन्हें अपनी श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करते हैं। उनके…
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) April 26, 2023
Details of the Chhattisgarh Naxal Attack:
Sundarraj Pattilingam, IGP Bastar Range of Chhattisgarh, gives details of Maoist attack in Dantewada that claimed lives of 10 jawans and a civilian today, Press Trust of India tweeted.
VIDEO | Sundarraj Pattilingam, IGP Bastar Range of Chhattisgarh, gives details of Maoist attack in Dantewada that claimed lives of 10 jawans and a civilian today. pic.twitter.com/RpJgHmKpPw
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 26, 2023
Strongly condemn the attack on the Chhattisgarh police in Dantewada. I pay my tributes to the brave personnel we lost in the attack. Their sacrifice will always be remembered. My condolences to the bereaved families, PM Modi tweeted.
Strongly condemn the attack on the Chhattisgarh police in Dantewada. I pay my tributes to the brave personnel we lost in the attack. Their sacrifice will always be remembered. My condolences to the bereaved families.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 26, 2023