New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured all assistance and stood by the Maharashtra government over the Naxal attack which has killed 15 security personnel and one civilian. He has called it an act of cowardice and desperation. He also spoke to Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Singh said, “Attack on Maharashtra Police personnel in Gadchiroli is an act of cowardice and desperation. We are providing all assistance needed by the state government. The Home Ministry is in constant touch with the state administration.”
The home minister said the country was extremely proud of the valour of police personnel and their supreme sacrifice while serving the nation will not go in vain.
“I have spoken to the Maharashtra chief minister regarding the tragic incident in Gadchiroli and expressed my grief at the loss of brave police personnel,” he said.
The deceased were members of the Quick Response Team (QRT) of Gadchiroli police, which was on way to inspect a fleet of torched vehicles belonging to a road construction contractor, police said.