Sukma Attack Live updates: Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 5 ex-gratia for martyrs’ family
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today paid homage to 25 CRPF jawans who were martyred in a deadly Maoist attack. The wreath-laying ceremony took place in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur. State Chief Minister Raman Singh and MoS Home Ministry Hansraj Ahir also attended the event. The attack took place between Burkapal-Chintagufa area in south Bastar, the worst Maoist violence-affected district area of the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday expressed his condolences. “We are proud of the valour of our @crpfindia personnel. The sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain. Condolences to their families,” he tweeted.
2.45 pm: West Bengal govt will give Rs. 5 lakh to family, job to a family member (of CRPF jawans who lost their lives): CM Mamata Banerjee
1:45 pm: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited the house of CRPF jawan K K Das who was killed in the Naxal attack at Sukma in Chhatisgarh and said that the state govrnment would give Rs five lakh to the family of the slain jawan, as per PTI report.
1:40 pm: “Of the 25 CRPF jawans killed in the attack, three hailed from West Bengal. Two were from Cooch Behar and another was from Nadia district. We have decided to give financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the three slain jawans. We will also provide jobs to them”, she told reporters, the PTI report said.
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1:17 pm: Getting reports of three naxal deaths in the attack. Sacrifice of jawans won’t go in vain, will take revenge in naxals’ stronghold, says Bastar IG.
1:15 pm: Naxals started firing, gheraoed CRPF jawans in a restricted area; firing continued for around 1.5 hours, says Bastar IG Vivekanand Sinha, as per ANI report.
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12:57 pm: Saddened, but at the same time feeling very proud.Not only my son, but many others made this sacrifice, says CRPF CT Saurabh Kumar’s father, as per ANI report.
12:52 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits Balaji Institute of Medical Science in Raipur to meet injured CRPF personnel
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12:10 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is meeting injured jawans at Ramkrishna Care hospital, as per ANI report.
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11:57 am: Rajnath Singh had held a meeting with the chief minister and other senior officials of the state.
11:55 am: Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon and senior state and paramilitary officials also paid homage.
11:53 am: We have decided to revise our Left Wing Extremism (LWE) strategy if need be,have called a meeting of officials of various state govts on May 8, Rajnath Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.
11:51 am: This is an act of desperation, says Rajnath Singh
11:48 am: Cowardly act, Centre and state Govts will together work and take action, says Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, as per ANI report.
Watch: Wreath-laying ceremony at CAF camp in Raipur