College to be named after slain Salwa Judum leader

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 22:13

Raipur: Chhattisgarh government Thursday announced that a college in Dantewada district will be named after senior Congress leader and the founder of anti-naxal movement `Salwa Judum`, Mahendra Karma who was killed in the naxal attack in Bastar`s Darbha region last week.

The government will also open a new police station at Farspal, the native village of the slain leader, in his home district of Dantewada.

"Chief Minister Raman Singh has decided to name Naveen Kanya Mahavidyalaya (girls`college) in Dantewada town after late Mahendra Karma", an official said today.

According to him, a new police station will come up at Karma`s Farspal village.
Karma was among 27 people, including senior Congress leaders, who were killed by naxals in a brutal ambush on their convoy at Darbha in Bastar district on May 25. 37 people, including former union minister V C Shukla were injured in the attack.

The official said Karma`s family members were provided `Z-Plus` security owing to threat to their life from the Maoist insurgents.
"Z-Plus security has been provided to the family of Karma, whose efforts to wipe out naxalism will always be remembered", he said.
Karma`s family had received a letter from naxals on Sunday asking them to leave the village or face consequences.


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First Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 22:13

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