New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday expressed shock and deep anguish at the gruesome killing of CRPF personnel in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh and demanded that the government look at all aspects of the incident.
Umesh Patel, Alka Mudliyar and Devti Karma, close relatives of three prominent Chhattisgarh Congress leaders who were killed in the May 25 Maoist attack, figure in the first list of 17 party candidates announced for the Assembly polls next month.
Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) Subhash Joshi, and CRPF offcers and Andhra Pradesh police paid homage to BSF personnel of the 161 Battalion, killed in a Maoist ambush in Odisha on Tuesday.
A special operation group (SOG) jawan was seriously injured after being shot at during an exchange of fire between police and Maoists in a forest in Odisha`s Subarnapur district on Tuesday, police said.
Left parties on Monday condemned the brutal Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh saying they disapproved violent retribution against political opponents, but opposed the killings of and atrocities against innocent tribals there.