Published On : Thu, Apr 27th, 2017

Kept telling govt to speed up road work: CRPF DIG after Sukma attack

Raipur: Two days after Maoists killed 25 men from the Burkapal camp of the CRPF 74 Battalion while they were trying to secure an under-construction road in south Sukma, a top CRPF officer said he had repeatedly raised the terribly slow pace of road construction with the Chhattisgarh government.

D P Upadhyaya, DIG (Operations) CRPF, told The Indian Express: One of the primary things I have raised repeatedly with the state government is the terribly slow pace of road construction. Instead of being in the forests conducting operations, our manpower is constantly protecting infrastructure development. That is our duty, but this Dornapal-Jagargunda road has been under construction for years, and the pace of work is slow.