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Maoist attack: Chhattisgarh CM directs officials to intensify ops

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

On a day nine CRPF personnel were killed by suspected Maoists in district, convened an emergency meeting of officials and directed them to intensify the operations against the ultras.

He reviewed the situation with senior officials of the administration and police at the meeting and directed them to intensify the operations against the naxals, a government told

Suspected Maoists blew up a mine-protected vehicle (MPV) of a patrolling party of the 212th battalion of the (CRPF) along the Kistaram-Palodi road in district at around 12:30 PM, killing nine troopers.

Top officials, including the Chief Minister's Advisor, Sunil Kumar, Ajay Singh, Additional (Home) BVR Subramaniam, to the CM Aman Singh, of Police (DGP) A N Upadhyay, Special DG (anti-naxal operations) D M Awasthi and others were present at the meeting.

Meanwhile, two injured CRPF personnel were airlifted to state capital Raipur and admitted to a private hospital.

According to the police, bodies of all the slain CRPF personnel will be airlifted tonight.

reached Raipur in the evening to review the situation, an of the paramilitary force said.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 22:10 IST