Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh tonight held an emergency meeting after 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel lost their lives in a Naxal attack in the state’s Sukma district today. The meeting was held at the chief minister’s official residence here with senior administrative and police officials in attendance, a Public Relation Officer of the CMO told PTI. The CM took details of the incident and also took stock of the situation in the wake of the attack. He directed the officials to make every necessary arrangement so that the bodies of martyred troopers will reach to their native places as early as possible, according to the officer.
Singh also directed to provide best possible medical assistance to the injured personnel admitted in the two hospitals in Raipur. At least 25 CRPF personnel were killed near Burkapal village under Chintagufa police station area of Sukma this afternoon after Maoists ambushed a patrolling team of the paramilitary forces.
The Chief Minister, who was on an official tour in Delhi today, immediately cancelled his engagements after coming to know about the incident and arrived in Raipur by the evening flight. From the airport, he directly went to the hospitals where the injured personnel were admitted, before chairing the top-level meeting. The CM has expressed his condolence to the bereaved families.