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PTI Raipur
Updated: 31-10-2018 13:05 IST

A day after the Maoist attack in

Dantewada district which claimed four lives, Chhattisgarh

Chief Minister Raman Singh Wednesday convened an emergency

meeting of officials and asked them to intensify operations

against the ultras.

Singh held the meeting with senior bureaucrats and

police officials at his official residence, where he reviewed

the law and order situation. He directed them to intensify

operations against the naxals, a government public relation

official told PTI.

Maoists on Tuesday attacked a police patrol party

accompanying a three-member team of national broadcaster

Doordarshan for election related coverage, near Nilawaya

village under Aranapur police station limits of Dantewada at

around 11 am.

Two policemen- Sub Inspector Rudra Pratap Singh,

assistant constable Manglu and the cameraman of Doordarshan

Achyutanand Sahu were killed on the spot. Of the two injured

policemen, an assistant constable Rakesh Kaushal died here at

a private hospital on Wednesday morning.

During the meeting, the chief minister condemned the

attack and expressed his condolences to the bereaved families

of the martyred personnel and the media person, the official


Chief Secretary Ajay Singh, Principal Secretary (Home)

Amitabh Jain, Principal Secretary to the CM Aman Singh,

Director General of Police (DGP) A N Upadhyay, Special DG

(anti-naxal operations) D M Awasthi and states Additional

Director General (Intelligence) Ashok Juneja were present at

the meeting.

Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh are scheduled to

held next month in two phases- on November 12 and 20. The

counting of votes will be held on December 11.

Naxals have called upon voters to boycott the polls in

the state.

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