CRPF, which lost 75 men in a deadly naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh`s Dantewada in 2010, unfurled the tri-colour at the same encounter spot as a mark of domination of the area on the occasion of the Independence Day.
Maoist attacks on key infrastructure and government buildings including schools, roads and culverts, hospitals and railway properties have witnessed a sharp decline in the past couple of years in Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh.
A day after Maoists struck the state killing eight polling and police officials, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday said the ultras were taking advantage of the interstate border with West Bengal and slipping in to the neighbouring state after the attacks.
Condemning the two attacks by Maoists in which 14 persons including CRPF jawans and polling officials were killed this morning, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said here the ultras were frustrated by the large voter turnout in Bastar region two days ago.
The CRPF top boss Thursday said he has asked his troops deployed in anti-Naxal operations to even go to the extent of "violating" the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) if such a diversion in rules is required for operational efficiency and safety of the men.
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.