Amit Shah paid tributes to deceased Jawans: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chhattisgad Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel paid tributes to deceased Jawans in the Naxals attack. A wreath was laid at the bodies of the soldiers and a two-minutes of silence has ensued. The bodies of 14 deceased Jawans were laid to rest in Jagdalpur. However, a total of 24 jawans were killed in the Naxals attack and the bodies of 14 jawans have been recovered so far.
Amit Shah will soon inspect the area where the jawans were attacked. Bijapur – Sukma district boundary will be examined and reviewed. Amit Shah will inspect the jawans receiving treatment.
The total number of 24 jawans were killed in the Maoist ambush has risen to 24 and 31 people were injured. Among the dead were Murali Krishna and Jagadish from AP. They are serving in the Cobra 210 Regiment. DRG, Special Task Force, CRPF, and COBRA have been conducting searches since Friday night with information that the most wanted Maoist hideout location is located on the border of Bijapur and Sukma districts.
The People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), led by Hidma, has been patrolling the Siliguri forest for security forces. Firing struck when troops arrived there on Saturday afternoon. The Maoists later recovered more than 20 weapons from the police. Maoists gave false information and plotted to force the security forces into the jungle. However, CRPF DGP Kuldeep Singh denied the news. He said there was no intelligence failure in the incident. Even among the Naxalites, 10-12 people are expected to be killed.
Attacked with machine guns,
The Maoists fired machine guns and grenades at the jawans. This caused heavy casualties before the soldiers could be alerted. All but one of the Maoists’ deaths were officially reported. The governments of Chhattisgad, Telangana, AP, Maharashtra, and Odisha were alerted by the shooting incident. A high alert was declared at the borders. In Telangana, Mulugu, and Bhadradri district police have taken tight security measures.