Raipur: A day after 26 CRPF personnel were
killed in a Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh`s Narayanpur
district, Chief Minister Raman Singh today called an emergency
meeting to discuss anti-naxal strategies.
The meeting, apart from reviewing yesterday`s deadly
attack, discussed strategies to modernise police forces and
equip them with better tools to fight the outlaws, State
The meeting, which lasted for an hour and a half, was
attended by Union Home Ministry and senior State officials
including State Home Minister Nanki Ram Kanwar, Chief
Secretary P J Ummain, State DGP Vishwaranjan, CRPF chief
Vikram Shrivastav, and senior Union Home Ministry official B M
Additional Director General of Police Ramnivas said
Chhattisgarh police and paramilitary forces were jointly
tackling the Naxal menace in the State.
He said that around 15 Naxalites were possibly killed
when security personnel retaliated yesterday during the
attack, as blood marks and signs of bodies being dragged were
seen on the massacre site.
A large number of heavily-armed Maoists, perched on a
hilltop, had opened fire with automatic weapons on a 63-member
security contingent which was returning on foot from road
opening duty yesterday killing 26 CRPF personnel and injuring