Friday, April 10, 2009

CRPF Dy commandant killed, 14 cops injured in naxal attack

Published: April 10,2009

Raipur , Apr 10 A CRPF Deputy Commandant was today killed and 14 other security personnel were injured when suspected naxalites ambushed them in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, in a major strike ahead of Lok Sabha polls in the state.

The CRPF team was patrolling in the forests of Kotampalli in the district when the naxals ambushed them killing Deputy Commandant Diwakar Tiwari and injuring fourteen others, including an Assitant Commandant, a senior CRPF officer said in New Delhi.

Dantewada Superintendent of Police, Rahul Sharma, told PTI that naxalites attacked a patrol unit CRPF&aposs 55th battalion near Minta village under Chintagufa police station, about 200 km from district headquarters.

The exact nature of the attack-- use of landmines or gunfire-- is still to be ascertained as the area is located deep inside the forest and proper communication is being established.

The area has been cordoned-off and a joint team of the state police and CRPF are combing the site to nab the attackers, the officer said adding that the injured were airlifted and have been admitted to a hospital in Jagdalpur.

Source: PTI

1 comment:

animesh said...

naxals wreaking havoc with impunity in bastar region specially dantewada has blown the lid over the state government claim of situation totally under is nothing but the clear reflection of the state's tepid response to tackle this menace.the state government is totally impotent,and the more the government tries to shroud this the more glaring it it what we have achieved after 60 years of independence?