Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Amit Shah, CM pay tribute to martyred security personnel; hold high-level meeting
First Published Apr 5, 2021, 1:01 PM IST
The Union Home Minister will chair a high-level meeting at the Police Coordination Centre in Jagdalpur on the Left Wing Extremism situation.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh on Monday to pay tribute to the security personnel who lost their lives in an attack by the Naxals on Saturday. Shah and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel laid wreaths at the coffins of 14 security personnel.
During his visit, Shah will also meet some of the injured security personnel in a hospital, a home ministry official said.
Following this, Shah will chair a high-level meeting at the Police Coordination Centre in Jagdalpur on the Left Wing Extremism situation. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, senior officials of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force will attend the meeting, the official informed.
The Home Minister will then leave for the Basaguda camp of the CRPF in Bijapur in a chopper and will interact and take lunch with the CRPF and state police personnel there. Later, he will visit state capital Raipur and visit three hospitals where the injured personnel are admitted.
Twenty-three security personnel were killed and 31 others injured in a gunfight with Maoists between Jonaguda and Tekalguda villages along the border of Sukma and Bijapur districts on Saturday.
Shah will depart for Delhi at 5.30 pm.