Dantewada, October 20, 2008: In a major strike, Maoists today killed 12 CRPF personnel and injured six in an ambush in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.
When a CRPF party was on combing operation the Maoists triggered improvised explosive devise (IED) and opened indiscriminate firing near Kongupali village of Maddhed area of Bijapur district, about 550 km from the state capital, CRPF sources told the ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com here.
In that gun battle, 12 CRPF personnel were killed and six injured, quoting primary reports, the CRPF sources said.
However, when contacted, Police headquarters sources said eight CRPF personnel were killed and an equal number of security forces were seriously injured in that incident which took place at about 12.45 PM.
Since only today the notification for the first phase poll was issued, including the naxal sensitive Bastar and Rajnandgaon regions, election watchers have attached much importance to the naxal ambush today and also questioned the preparedness of the security forces to deal with the situation during campaign.
Chhattisgarh will experience medium to heavy rainfall today and that would intensify further, Weathermen predicted today.
Ruling Congress in Chhattisgarh today failed to reach a conclusion over finalisation of names for the 2023 Assembly election.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today wrote a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the previous Dr Raman Singh government and said despite declaration of ODF 15 lakh families of the state are lacking proper toilet facilities.
The Chief Election Commissioner of India Rajeev Kumar today enquired about the amount of seizure of liquor, cash and other materials, which are used to lure voters ahead of the Chhattisgarh Assembly election.
A high level team from the Election Commission arrived here today to review the preparedness of the Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2023.
Sleuths from the Enforcement Directorate today raided the houses of four of the close aids of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on his birthday, including that of the official residence of his Advisor Vinod Verma