New Delhi: The Central government may hand over the Sukma Naxal attack case to the National Investigation Agency, a top official on said Sunday requesting anonymity.
In of the deadliest attacks on security forces this year, 25 CRPF personnel were killed in a Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh's restive Sukma district last Monday.
"We are contemplating handing over the probe into the Sukma incident to the NIA," ANI quoted A senior Home Ministry functionary as saying.
The NIA is mandated to probe terror attacks anywhere in the country. The government considers the CPI (Maoists), which perpetrated the violence, as a terrorist organisation.