Published On : Tue, Apr 25th, 2017

Centre, state on same page in tackling Naxals: Rajnath

HM Rajnath Singh
Raipur: HM Rajnath Singh and Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh reviewing the situation in the state at a meeting in Raipur.

Rajnath Singh, who arrived in the state capital, Raipur, along with MoS Home Hansraj Ahir to pay tribute to the slain CRPF jawans, said the government was reviewing the anti-Naxal operations in the state and has called for a review meeting on May 8. “Naxals will never succeed and the attack shows their desperation. The jawans’s sacrifices would never be forgotten. The Centre and the state government were on the same page on anti-Naxal operations,” the Home Minister said.

At least 25 CRPF personnel were killed and seven wounded in Chhattisgarhs Sukma district on Monday, the deadliest ambush by Naxalites of security forces this year.

The nearly 100-strong CRPF patrol providing security for road construction work came under fierce gunfire from Maoist guerrillas occupying vantage positions, inflicting heavy casualties on the personnel.