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Chhattisgarh: Spcl DG Awasthi chairs meeting on anti-naxal ops

Raipur ,Chhattisgarh: Special Director-General (anti-naxal operation) D.M. Awasthi on Friday chaired a high-level meeting on anti-naxal operation.

Inspector General Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Bastar Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Dantewada Superintendent of Police (SP) and District Magistrate were also present in the meeting.

Meanwhile, the police have recovered the body of another Maoist from the Sukma attack site in Burkapal, taking their death toll to 11.

Earlier, it was reported that as many as ten Maoists were killed and five injured in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district during a heavy exchange of fire two days ago, sources said.

As many as 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and five others injured in the encounter with the Maoists in Sukma earlier on Monday.

The attack took place on the personnel of the CRPF’s 74th Battalion as they were assisting the local population in road building and clearing activity in the district.

The Centre has assured action against the perpetrators of the ‘cold-blooded murder’ in Sukma.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Central and the State Government would work together to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to book.

Singh, who paid homage to the jawans during a wreath laying ceremony in Raipur said that this cowardly and unfortunate act exposed desperation and frustration. (ANI)