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
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
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