Govt likely to ask NIA to probe Sukma Naxal attack

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.

Updated: May 01, 2017, 00:20 AM IST

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.