Monday, July 13, 2009

'We're ambushed'

13 Jul 2009, 1552 hrs IST
IG of Durg range in Chhattisgarh, Mukesh Gupta, speaking exclusively to TIMES NOW described how the maoists attacked the police convoy in an assault that left 36 dead. Gupta said, "We were attacked in four phases. Each time, there were more than 100 maoists attacking us. They blew up the road first and then laid a trap for us."

The IG also said that there were over 1000 naxalites who were camping in and around the same region and that sometimes they were striking and someother times it was an attack from their side.

Crediting his forces, the IG said that their men fought bravely despite the fact that they were injured.

Weeks after Home Minister P Chidambaram declared the CPI (Maoist) a terrorist outfit, the Naxals delivered one of their most crippling blows killing 36 security personnel, including an SP in two incidents in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh

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