Amit Shah pays homage to Jawans killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended a wreath-laying ceremony in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur and paid tribute to martyred soldiers.

On Monday, April 5, Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended a wreath-laying ceremony in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur to pay homage to the security personnel who lost their lives in an ambush by Naxals in Bastar region on Saturday. This is Amit Shah’s first visit to the Bastar region after taking the charge of Union Home minister.

HM Shah told to media, “On behalf of PM, central govt and the country, I pay tributes to the security personnel who lost their lives in the Naxal attack. The country will always remember their sacrifice for taking the fight against Naxals to a decisive turn.” He further added that, “In past few years, the fight against Naxalism has reached a decisive turn and this unfortunate incident has taken this fight two steps forward,” as quoted by ANI.

HM Shah held a review meeting with Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel & officers of security forces. The officers said that this fight should not weaken, which shows that the morale of our Jawans is intact.

Shah also assured the countrymen that, “This battle against Naxals will be intensified & we will win it in the end. We have successfully set up camps in interior areas in last few years, which has annoyed Naxals resulting in such type of incidents. Both Central & state governments are working in tandem on two fronts — intensify development works in tribal areas & fight against armed groups. I want to assure people of Chhattisgarh & the country that fight against Naxals will be intensified after this incident,” as quoted by news agency ANI.

 

In the encounter with Naxals between Jonaguda and Tekalguda villages, 22 jawans were killed and 31 others injured along the border of Sukma and Bijapur districts on Saturday.

Out of the total 22 fatalities, the CRPF lost eight men, including seven commandos of the CoBRA battalion CRPF’s elite unit and one Jawan of the Bastariya battalion, eight of the other deceased were from the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and six from the Special Task Force (STF).

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