Security forces operating in ten Naxal-affected states have been asked to maintain a high degree of "alert" in view of violent counter-offensive launched by the left wing extremists, which led to the killing of seven Chhattisgarh policemen on Saturday.
More than 24 hours after the attack, police on Sunday retrieved the bodies of seven STF personnel killed Saturrday in a Naxal ambush in Polampalli forests in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
Bad weather and hostile terrain have hampered the evacuation operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district where armed rebels had yesterday ambushed a team of Special Task Force killing seven personnel.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday strongly condemned the Maoist attack on policemen in Sukma district, terming it a "cowardly" and "shameful" act of violence and directed officials to track down the rebels involved in the strike.
The Jharkhand police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday night arrested a Sub Zonal Commander of the Naxal organization BKP (Maoist) from Kurund village of the Manika region in Jharkhand.