Maoist guerrillas dressed in paramilitary fatigues Saturday fired at a team probing the Dantewada massacre in the Chintalnar forest of Chhattisgarh, near the site where 76 security personnel were brutally killed by the rebels April 6.
With the Govt under opposition attack over "divisions" in the ruling alliance and Congress on anti-Naxal strategy, Chidambaram on Thursday said a strong head and "enormous staying power" were needed to fight the Maoists.
The massacre of 76 security personnel by Maoists in a dense forest of Dantewada on Tuesday did not come without losses for the outfit whose eight guerrillas were gunned down in the fightback by the CRPF.
After suffering a major blow at the hands of Naxals in Chhattisgarh, the CRPF on Friday said it will not let the blood of its men go waste and take the battle
against the Maoists forward with a hardened resolve.
Faulty planning by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was a key factor that led to the massacre of over 70 men at the hands of Maoists in Chhattisgarh, according to a former intelligence chief of West Bengal Police.