Maoist attack has strengthened resolve to fight them: Pranab

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 12:48

New Delhi: The Government on Wednesday said the
"dastardly attack" on Eastern Frontier Rifle jawans in West
Bengal has strengthened its resolve to fight the Maoist
menace.

"It is a dastardly attack and I can only tell it has
strengthened our resolve to fight against this menace...,"
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said, when asked about
Monday`s attack by the Maoists.

Twenty-four jawans of West Bengal`s paramilitary force
Eastern Frontier Rifle were killed when the ultras overran
their camp at Silda in West Midnapore district after setting
it on fire.

Home Minister P Chidambaram has said the attack is
"another outrageous attempt by the banned organisation to
overawe the established authority in the State."

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 12:48

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