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.
Just ahead of the Lok Sabha election Prime Minister Narendra Modi will gift his native state Gujarat developmental projects worth 52,250 crore, official sources said today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated, dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth over Rs 34,400 crore for Chhattisgarh.
The four Holy Piparahwa Relics of Lord Buddha and his Two Disciples Arahata Sariputra and Arahata Maudgalyayana has reached Bangkok, Thailand.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and Tribal Affairs Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar has urged that Sickle-cell Anaemia screening should be made mandatory in pregnant women’s health check-up.
General Manager of East Central Railway Anil Kumar Khandelwal has taken over the charge of Member Infrastructure, Railway Board & Ex-Officio Secretary to the Government of India.
Union Home Minister and top BJP leader Amit Shah today launched the election campaign for the party for Chhattisgarh, where it has 9 seats whereas 2 seats are with Congress.