Ranchi: At least three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in a suspected Maoist attack in the Daltonganj area in Jharkhand on Monday.
According to preliminary reports, the three injured personnel belonged to the Jharkhand-based Jaguar Commandoes. They attacked took place in Pipardhaba area in Jharkhand’s Daltonganj.
An MI-17 has been dispatched from Ranchi to bring the injured paramilitary personnel back from the encounter spot. Further details are awaited.
The incident was reported shortly after 26 CRPF personnel were killed in a separate encounter in neighbouring Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district by suspected Maoist militants.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh is on his way to Raipur to preside over an emergency meeting of officials to determine counter-strategies and a review of the law and order situation in the state.
The incident in Chhattisgarh has been widely condemned by the political leadership, irrespective of party affiliation. Minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir is heading to Raipur on Tuesday to pay his respects to the dead and review the overall security situation with the state government.
The Centre is also monitoring the developments post the tragic incident with chief minister Raman Singh.