Sukma Naxal attack: Grieved families of CRPF martyrs demand justice as Centre assures action

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh and other top officials on Tuesday to paid tribute to 25 brave CRPF jawans who were killed in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma yesterday. The attack took place between Burkapal-Chintagufa area in south Bastar, the worst Maoist violence affected district of the state. President Pranab Mukherjee, VP Hamid Ansari, PM Narendra Modi and many senior leaders had yesterday condemned the attack on CRPF jawans and expressed their heart-felt condolences. 

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
PlaySukma Naxal attack: Grieved families of CRPF martyrs demand justice as Centre assures action
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Sukma: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh and other top officials on Tuesday to paid tribute to 25 brave CRPF jawans who were killed in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma yesterday. The attack took place between Burkapal-Chintagufa area in south Bastar, the worst Maoist violence affected district of the state. President Pranab Mukherjee, VP Hamid Ansari, PM Narendra Modi and many senior leaders had yesterday condemned the attack on CRPF jawans and expressed their heart-felt condolences. 

Here are the latest updates in the Sukma encounter case:-

 

-“Of the 25 CRPF jawans killed in the attack, three hailed from West Bengal. Two were from Cooch Behar and another was from Nadia district. We have decided to give financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the three slain jawans. We will also provide jobs to them”, Mamata Banerjee told reporters, as per PTI.

-The WB government would give Rs five lakh to the family of the slain jawan, she said, as per PTI.

-West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits the house of CRPF jawan KK Das who was killed in the Naxal attack in Chhatisgarh's Sukma.

-Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today condoled the death of four CRPF personnel from the state and announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh each to their families.

-Getting reports of three Naxal deaths in the attack. Sacrifice of jawans won’t go in vain, will take revenge in Naxals’ stronghold, says Bastar IG.

-Naxals started firing, gheraoed CRPF jawans in a restricted area; firing continued for around 1.5 hours, says Bastar IG Vivekanand Sinha, as per ANI report.

-Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits Balaji Institute of Medical Science in Raipur to meet injured CRPF personnel.

-Saddened, but at the same time feeling very proud. Not only my son, but many others made this sacrifice: CRPF CT Saurabh Kumar's father.

-In Rohtas, family members mourn the demise of CRPF jawan Krishna Kumar Pandey, who lost his life in Sukma Naxal attack yesterday.

-Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh meet injured CRPF personnel at Ramkrishna Care Hospital.

-Rajnath Singh held a meeting with Chief Minister Raman Singh and other senior officials of the state.

-Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon, senior state and paramilitary officials also paid homage to martyrs.

-A high alert has been sounded in Jharkhand in the wake of Sukma Naxal attack on CRPF jawans, say reports.

-We are working to root out the problem of Left Wing Extremism: Singh

-Left Wing Extremist groups are anti development & anti-poor: Singh

-It was a 'cold-blooded murder' in Sukma, says Rajnath Singh.

-We have accepted the attack on our jawans as a challenge: Singh.  

-We have decided to revise our LWE strategy if need be, have called a meeting of officials of various state govts on May 8: Rajnath Singh.

-Naxalites seeking to destablise development, says Rajnath Singh.

-Naxals using tribals as fodder: Rajnath Singh.

-This is a cowardly act, the Centre and state govts will together work and take action. This is an act of desperation, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

-Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a detailed report from CRPF on Sukma attack, say reports.

-Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh at Wreath laying ceremony of 25 CRPF Personnel who lost their lives in Sukma.

-Here are the pictures of 25 CRPF personnel who lost their lives in Sukma Naxal attack yesterday.

-VP Hamid Ansari condemns attack on CRPF personnel in Sukma, says " there cant be any justification for heinous acts;perpetrators be punished".

-"We were set upon by 300 of them... villagers, women and the militia-types in black uniforms. They had rocket launchers... automatic weapons, AK 47, INSAS rifles. We also killed many of them," he claimed.

-Before attacking, the Maoists sent locals to establish the position of the CRPF team, a survivor, Sher Mohammad, had claimed.

-CPI(M) has criticised the Centre over the “barbaric” attack on CRPF personnel, saying it is not concerned about internal security.

-Taking to Twitter, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury also wondered on whom the onus of the incident lies and called for fixing political responsibility for the security “failure”.

-The names of the others, all belonging to the ‘Delta’ company of the 74th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), are:-Sub-Inspector K K Das, Assistant Sub-Inspectors Sanjay Kumar, Rameswar Lal, Naresh Kumar, Head Constables Surender Kumar, Banna Ram, L P Singh, Naresh Yadav, Padmanabhanand and Ram Mehar, Constables Saurabh Kumar, Abhay Mishra, Banmali Ram, N P Sonkar, K K Pandey, Vinay Chandra Burman, P Alagupandi, Abhay Kumar, N Senthil Kumar, N Thirumurgan, Ranjit Kumar, Ashish Singh, Manoj Kumar and Anup Karmakar.

-The six injured have been identified as ASI R Chembram, Constables Mahender Singh, Jitender Kumar, Sher Mohammed, Lachhu Oraon and Sonawane Eashwar Suresh.

-Mortal remains of CRPF personnel who lost their lives in Sukma Naxal attack brought to CAF camp (Mana) in Chhattisgarh.

-Director General of the CRPF and senior officials are expected to reach Sukma today.

-Bastar Inspector General Vivekanand Sinha and DIG Sunderraj have also left for Sukma.

-MoS Home Hansraj Ahir will also visit Raipur today in the wake of Naxal attack.

-Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh will visit Chhattisgarh today.

-Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh had cancelled his engagements in Delhi and has rushed for Raipur where he will hold a meeting later today.

-The attack on CRPF jawans is cowardly and deplorable, said PM Modi, while Rajnath Singh vowed ''nobody will be spared and the sacrifice of the slain jawans won't go in vain.''

-President Pranab Mukherjee, VP Hamid Ansari, PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and several leading politicians and political parties have condemned the attack.

-The mortal remains of six personnel have reached the Burkapal camp.

-The six injured CRPF personnel have been shifted to a hospital in Raipur.

-As many as 90 CRPF jawans were part of the road opening party when they were attacked by the Naxals.

-The weapons of the CRPF jawans were also looted by Naxals.

-The attack took place on personnel of the 74th Battalion of the CRPF as they were assisting the local population in road building activity in the district.