1. Chhattisgarh: ROP duties suspended in Maoist-affected areas

Chhattisgarh: ROP duties suspended in Maoist-affected areas

Following the Sukma incident, wherein as many as 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in the encounter with the Maoists, all Road Opening Party (ROP) duties of the security forces' personnel in Maoist-affected areas has been suspended for two weeks.

By: | Chhattisgarh | Published: April 30, 2017 7:52 AM
The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister has called for concrete strategy to counter such attacks, while expressing grief over the death of jawans. (Representative Image: Reuters)

Following the Sukma incident, wherein as many as 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in the encounter with the Maoists, all Road Opening Party (ROP) duties of the security forces’ personnel in Maoist-affected areas has been suspended for two weeks. “The Road Opening Party (ROP) duties have been suspended for next two weeks across Bastar. We will concentrate on operations now and all the forces will be engaged in that only,” Special Director General of Police, Naxal Ops D.M. Awasthi told ANI.

It’s reported that more than five-seven thousand security personnel are engaged in the ROP duty across Bastar in a day at a time. As many as 30,000 jawans are working in seven districts of Bastar.

The 74th CRPF Battalion was on an ROP duty to guard the road and an under-construction bridge when the Sukma ambush took place, CRPF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) D.P. Upadhyay said.

As many as 90 CRPF jawans were a part of the ROP when they were attacked by the Maoists.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said the government had taken as a challenge the killing of CRPF personnel and vowed that no one will be spared.

The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister has called for concrete strategy to counter such attacks, while expressing grief over the death of jawans.

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    sanjeev
    Apr 30, 2017 at 9:24 am
    Do not join forces, by joining forces you are providing your life which is precious for you , your parents, relatives and friends to these thick skinned, well protected, resourceful politicians be it any party who encourages fire and killings from both sides. Sadly we are not getting anything out of your live your live is precious for us we are seeing this quite long this is taking us nowhere.
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      akshay
      Apr 30, 2017 at 10:57 am
      Let's join forces, by joining forces you not only provide the utmost sense of pride to your parents, relatives and friends but also becoming a role model for your young ones. The thick skinned, well protected and resourceful politician be it any party come to power within the society, through the means of most sacred; Indian Democratic Elections. We must ensure such politicians are @ the end of the race and only brave & honest to become representative of people. After joining forces we get to see the country and its people, we get to visit the distant parts of INDIA which are not amalgamated by ills of modernisation, we get to make friends who do give their lives to save yours, we get to meet new cultures which expose us to serenity of mental peace, we get to learn new skills and opportunities. We get to learn and understand problems of the vast motherland. To die for you're nation is a matter of glory & pride. We must join forces, and bring glory of martyrdom to the enemy, instead
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      sanjeev
      Apr 30, 2017 at 8:36 am
      Do not join forces by joining forces you are providing you life which is very precious for you and your family/relatives/friends at cheap to these thick skinned, well protected (you are only protecting them), resourceful (on our resources), interpreting politicians (any party) who are encouraging fires at both and increasing the killings. You life is not changing anything we are seeing this quite long. Let you do something else but not join forces problems will solve by itself.
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