Launching a frontal attack ahead of polls in Chhattisgarh, Naxals Wednesday killed two commandos of CRPF`s CoBRA battalion and injured five other troopers in ambush attacks in two districts of the state.
With civil contractors reluctant to take up road construction work in Naxal-hit areas, the CRPF has for the first time taken upon itself to build a 7 km stretch in the Maoist hotbed of Sukma in Chhattisgarh.
Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday took to twitter to condemn the Maoist attack on security forces in Chhattisgarh, which has left 16 people dead including one civilian.
The 48-member joint team of CRPF and local police in Chhattisgarh, which was ambushed by Naxals today, had blatantly violated laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) that led to the daring daytime attack.
The brazen Maoist attack on securitymen in Chhattisgarh today sparked outrage among political parties and leaders as President Pranab Mukherjee led a chorus of demand that such actions should be put down with a firm hand.
Killing of 16 security personnel by Naxals in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday seem to have been a well coordinated plan of CPI-Maoist which called for boycott of Lok Sabha polls as well as threatened to target leaders of Congress and BJP.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday warned that Centre will take the Naxals head on hours after the home-grown rebels carried out a major attack in Chhattisgarh`s Sukma district, killing at least 15 security personnel and one civilian.